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June 12, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Municipal League to background-check candidates

The King County Municipal League, known for its nonpartisan ratings of local candidates, is going to start background checking them, too. The nonprofit group is teaming with a new nonprofit called CandidateVerification. CandidateVerification will use the same technology used by corporations hiring new employees to verify candidates’ resumes and learn about any criminal background. They’ll check…


Comments | More in 2014 elections | Topics: CandidateVerification, David Doud, Municipal League

March 27, 2013 at 10:48 AM

Port of Seattle commission selects finalists for Holland’s seat

The Port of Seattle Commission has selected seven finalists for an open position left when Rob Holland resigned earlier this month. Four of the finalists were previously finalists for a seat recently filled by Commissioner Courtney Gregoire. Gregoire replaced former commissioner Gael Tarleton, who was elected to the state House of Representatives in November. The…


Comments | More in Port Commission | Topics: Gael Tarleton, Port of Seattle Commission, rob holland

February 25, 2013 at 4:30 PM

Port of Seattle Commission plans back-to-back appointments

The Port of Seattle Commission is appointing a new member to replace commissioner Gael Tarleton early next month. Almost as soon as they appoint a new member from a field of six finalists, they’ll be short one commissioner again when Rob Holland’s resignation becomes effective March 15. So Commission President Tom Albro said the commission…


Comments | More in Port Commission | Topics: Gael Tarleton, rob holland, Tom Albro

November 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Port puts off proposal to add personal assistants

Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland put off indefinitely a proposal to allow commissioners to hire interns to act as personal assistants. At the port’s meeting this afternoon, Holland withdrew the budget amendment he had planned to introduce last-minute. He said he supports the proposal to have the five commissioners be able to hire…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: Bill Bryant, Gael Tarleton, John Creighton

August 31, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Port commissioners will consider CEO’s side gig Sept. 11

Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani The Seattle Port Commission will meet Sept. 11 to discuss, in open session, the Port CEO’s lucrative new position on the board of Expeditors International. The commission is likely to seek a second, outside opinion on whether CEO Tay Yoshitani’s position on the board is a conflict of interest,…


Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest | Topics: commissioner gael tarleton, expeditors international, port ceo tay yoshitani