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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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May 21, 2013 at 11:37 AM

No NBA for Seattle

Stern’s retirement could bring NBA back Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, at front center, a former NBA basketball player, walks out during a break from an NBA Board of Governors meeting in Dallas on Wednesday. The board voted 22-8 against a proposed relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. (Tony Gutierrez / The Associated Press) “This is…

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Comments | More in Sports | Topics: basketball, Chris Hansen, David Stern

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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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. 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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