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November 14, 2013 at 4:42 PM

SeaTac minimum wage measure pads lead

For the first time since election night, SeaTac’s minimum-wage proposal padded its lead Thursday. Proposition 1, which would institute a $15-per-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers, led by 53 votes in an afternoon vote update. That may not sound like much, but it’s more than the 19-vote lead the measure held Wednesday. There are now 2,837 votes supporting…

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November 8, 2013 at 5:26 PM

SeaTac minimum-wage proposal now leads by only 55 votes

The lead continued to narrow Friday for a ballot measure that would create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers in SeaTac. Vote counts released by King County Elections show the measure leading by only 55 votes. It led by 141 votes after Thursday’s counts. More results will be announced at about 8:30 p.m. today. SeaTac Proposition 1…

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November 5, 2013 at 7:16 AM

SeaTac minimum-wage measure takes narrow early lead

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: A SeaTac ballot measure to create a $15-an-hour minimum wage for airport-related workers  took a narrow lead in initial results Tuesday. With 3,283 votes counted, SeaTac Proposition 1 led 54 percent to 46 percent — a difference of only 261 votes in a city with 12,100 registered voters. At a campaign event…

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August 22, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Big money flowing in SeaTac minimum wage fight

A proposal to raise the wages of workers in and around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has drawn national attention — and big cash is starting to follow. There are just 11,852 registered voters in the city of SeaTac eligible to vote Nov. 5 on an initiative setting a $15-hour minimum wage for thousands of airport,…

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