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June 4, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Elway poll: Most don’t care that Kings deal failed

There was a lot of passion around Chris Hansen’s failed attempt to bring the Sacramento Kings to Seattle, but King County residents apparently have gotten over it. A new Elway Poll found that two thirds of those surveyed either didn’t care (51 percent), had no opinion (4 percent) or were glad (12 percent) that the Kings…


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October 1, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Hague, Lambert pay political cost for Seattle arena vote

Votes by Metropolitan King County Council Members Jane Hague and Kathy Lambert for a proposed professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle are exacting a political toll. Two Eastside developers and longtime supporters, Skip Rowley of Issaquah and Bob Wallace of Bellevue, emailed a letter to hundreds of business contacts saying the two council members “ignored…


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July 27, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Planning Commission urges caution on arena deal

The Seattle Planning Commission warned city officials Friday that a new sports arena in Sodo could threaten port operations and industries that are vital to the economy and merit protection. A new arena “holds a strong likelihood of displacing living wage jobs and nearby businesses and disrupting container port operations and freight mobility,” says a…


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July 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM

County Council could vote Monday on Sodo arena

The Metropolitan King County Council could vote as early as next week on a proposal to invest up to $80 million to build a sports arena in Seattle. In a move that surprised some council members, Budget Chair Joe McDermott pushed Monday for the proposal to move from his oversight committee to the full council for…


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July 17, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Rewind: Live chat on proposed arena with Chris Hansen and Dave Gering

The man behind the proposal for a Sodo arena and an opponent to the proposal took comments from readers in a live chat on Thursday. Participating in the chat were: Chris Hansen • Chris Hansen, the San Francisco-based managing partner of Valiant Capital. Hansen grew up in Seattle and graduated from Roosevelt High School. He wants to…


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