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September 5, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Potential arena in Sodo

Do the math 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 arena proposal, thereby assuring the sort of objective research expected of paid advocates like lawyers or public relations people. [“Editorial: Make Hansen fund arena vote...

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

August 22, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Chris Hansen arena scandal

The Golden Rule 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” tell me more about the people…

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0 Comments | More in Politics, Seattle, Sports | Topics: arena, Chris Hansen, Sacramento

August 20, 2013 at 4:41 PM

Revealing Chris Hansen’s political donation

Hedging his bets  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 am writing about Jerry Brewer’s column…

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0 Comments | More in Business, Seattle, Sports | Topics: arena, campaign, Chris Hansen

May 10, 2013 at 7:34 AM

Sonics arena a no go

Arena ordeal distracts city officials Why is it that Sonics fans insist on stealing our elected officials away from their public duties to promote a private enterprise [“Sonics fans, give your heart a break,” Opinion, May 9]? Mayors and City Council members are elected to keep the city running, to promote the common good — from the…

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0 Comments | Topics: basketball, Chris Hansen, Seattle Sonics

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. 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 no surrender,” page one, April 30]. Where was my voice, the one that cheered when we lost the bid…

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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 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 [“Deflated but no surrender,” page one, April 30].The vast majority of the citizens of Seattle who cannot afford the…

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