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September 12, 2012 at 6:10 AM

Wednesday briefing: arena winners, losers?; arena live chat at noon; AG debate

Good morning: Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn If you like your politics hot and feisty, this is a big week for that sort of thing in Seattle and Washington state. First, we have a basketball arena deal, which certainly will be a big topic in the 2013 Seattle mayor’s race. And why wait? Let the post-agreement…


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July 16, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Influential lawyer says arena deal breaks environmental law

Peter Goldman, environmental lawyerCredit: Seattle Times The sports arena debate just got more uncomfortable for some local politicians. Peter Goldman, environmental lawyer and major campaign contributor ($1 million donor to liberal state and local candidates and causes in the last decade), contends the arena proposal violates state law. In a letter sent Friday, Goldman told top…


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