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June 18, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Chris Hansen buys more land in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood

Chris Hansen, the hedge-fund manager who wants to bring a basketball and hockey arena to Sodo, has bought more property in the neighborhood. A corporation affiliated with Hansen paid $9.45 million for two properties totaling 0.73 acre just north of South Massachusetts Street between First and Occidental Avenues South, public records show. The properties, now warehouses, are…

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April 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Arena backer Chris Hansen closes on 2nd Sodo property

Chris Hanson Wannabe NBA arena developer Chris Hansen has closed on his second Sodo property. The San Francisco hedge-fund manager paid John Kazdal $4.25 million for a 0.4-acre parcel now occupied by an old warehouse at 1534 First Ave. S., according to a document filed with King County Wednesday. Hansen said Tuesday that he had…

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December 3, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Hwy. 599 reopened after pedestrian was struck, killed

A man crossing northbound Highway 599 on foot just south of Highway 99 in Tukwila was struck and killed by a car around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, the Washington State Patrol said. The pedestrian, who appeared to be in his late 40s or early 50s, was in the left or inside traffic lane when he was hit,…

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Comments | More in The Blotter, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Traffic accidents, Tukwila

November 8, 2011 at 10:15 PM

Not a good day for Kemper Freeman

Kemper Freeman Bellevue developer Kemper Freeman can’t be too happy with tonight’s election results: Anti-tolling Initiative 1125: Losing. Freeman bankrolled the “yes” campaign. Bellevue City Council incumbents John Chelminiak and Claudia Balducci: Big winners. Freeman supported their challengers. Freeman-backed Bellevue City Council candidate Aaron Laing: in a neck-and-neck race with John Stokes, who leads by a…

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October 29, 2011 at 10:26 PM

SWAT team called to North Beacon Hill house

UPDATE: Seattle police on Saturday arrested a 40-year-old man after receiving reports that he threatened a neighbor with a gun. Police said they received a report shortly before 5 p.m. of a man who pointed a gun at a neighbor, in the 1500 block of Cherrylane Place South. Hostage Negotiators and SWAT responded to the Beacon Hill…

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