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September 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Potential arena in Sodo

Do the math Investor Chris Hansen smiles as he speaks to supporters of a proposal for a new NBA arena during a rally in Seattle in 2012. [AP Photo/Elaine Thompson] The city of Seattle has been corrupted in such a way that it has allowed hedge-fund guy Chris Hansen to pay for an economic-impact evaluation of his…

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Comments | More in Economy, Seattle | Topics: arena, Chris Hansen, economy

August 22, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Chris Hansen arena scandal

The Golden Rule Chris Hansen. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] So Chris Hansen backed a public vote on an arena deal for Sacramento? [“Hansen’s Calif. donation may hurt his NBA hopes,” page one, Aug. 17.] Sounds like a good idea for his proposed new stadium deal here. Edward Washington, Kirkland Response is telling More often than not, incidents like “Hansengate”…

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August 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Revealing Chris Hansen’s political donation

Hedging his bets  Chris Hansen. [Erika Schultz, The Seattle Times.] Why the surprise and disappointment with Chris Hansen’s anonymous contribution to a petition campaign to put Sacramento’s new arena to a vote? [“Hansen fans, foes differ over misstep,” page one, Aug. 18.] After all, he is a hedge-fund manager. He was just hedging his bets. David Gacek, Seattle Unforgivable I…

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June 6, 2013 at 8:04 PM

NBA rejection

‘Don’t care’ attitude not surprising It should hardly have been a surprise to King County citizens that two-thirds of Stuart Elway poll responders indicated a definite ho-hum about the NBA’s Sacramento Kings remaining in that city [“King County residents shrug about NBA rejection,” NWWednesday, June 5]. Reasons for the “don’t care” attitude should have included the…

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May 5, 2013 at 7:52 AM

NBA denies bid to bring Sacramento Kings to Seattle

If you want more stadiums, move to L.A. Gloria Bailey cheers for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson during a news conference Monday in Sacramento (Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee) Based on my reading of The Seattle Times, it seems that the National Basketball Association deal was Seattle versus Sacramento, and Seattle lost, at least for now [“Deflated but…

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May 3, 2013 at 11:45 AM

NBA denies bid to bring Sacramento Kings to Seattle

Kings staying in Sacramento is a relief Gloria Bailey cheers for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson during a news conference Monday in Sacramento. (Hector Amezcua / Sacramento Bee) For those of us whose lives do not revolve around professional basketball, the decision by the National Basketball Association to leave the Sacramento team in Sacramento is a wonderful gift…

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April 27, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Sodo arena proposal questioned by critics

Seattle shouldn’t forget about alternate arena locations Chris Hansen said he wants to create a Seattle version of L.A. LIVE around the impending Sonics basketball arena, and members of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce were in town visiting last week to check out the scene.(Bettina Hansen / The Seattle Times) I find it interesting that I keep…

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