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April 12, 2013 at 11:23 AM

Judge dismisses lawsuit against proposed Sodo arena

Superior Court Judge Laura Middaugh, left, has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a new NBA arena in Sodo. At right is Seattle attorney Cleveland Stockmeyer. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times) A King County judge this morning dismissed a lawsuit aimed at blocking construction of a new arena in Sodo. Superior Court…

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January 15, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Sacramento mayor can propose Kings purchase offer directly to NBA

There are several new developments this morning regarding the potential  sale of the Sacramento  Kings to a group that would move them to Seattle. First, Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson said he has received approval from the NBA to present directly to the league’s Board of Governors in April a counteroffer to the reported offer from the…

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October 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM

Longshoremen’s union to sue over Sodo arena location

The local longshoremen’s union said today that it will file a lawsuit challenging plans to build a sports arena in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. The group said the Sodo location jeopardizes jobs and freight mobility. “Our union supports the return of the NBA to Seattle and we are not opposed to an arena somewhere in the Puget…

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October 2, 2012 at 11:57 AM

County Council reviews arena deal

The Metropolitan King County Council reviewed the city’s revised proposal for a new sports arena in Seattle this  morning and is likely to vote on the deal this month. Meeting as the budget committee, eight council members heard staff analysts describe the city changes, which were generally well-received, and asked questions. Bob Ferguson was the only…

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September 13, 2012 at 4:32 PM

City Council committee approves Sodo arena plan

A Seattle City Council committee today approved a revised agreement to build a new $490 million basketball and hockey arena in Sodo. The measure is expected to go to the full council for final approval Sept. 24. After that, investor Chris Hansen can begin shopping for a team. Ultimate approval will be contingent on results of…

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August 28, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Hansen buys another Sodo parcel, site of Showbox theater

Investor Chris Hansen and his partners have acquired another chunk of the site of their proposed Sodo basketball and hockey arena. At entity controlled by Hansen paid $8 million Tuesday for the half-acre property at First Avenue South and South Massachusetts Street where the Showbox SoDo theater now stands, according to county records. With several properties still…

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July 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Unions reiterate concerns about arena impact on industry jobs

In a prelude to today’s King County Council vote on a new Seattle sports arena, about a dozen union, shipping, business and environmental advocates gathered in the morning to reiterate concerns about the proposal’s impact on maritime industry jobs. Jordan Royer, representing shipping lines and cargo terminal operators, called for more analysis of the arena’s impacts before council…

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July 26, 2012 at 3:22 PM

State leaders oppose Sodo arena, citing port concerns

Bipartisan transportation leaders in the Washington Legislature say they oppose the proposed Sodo arena because of the potential negative impact to the Port of Seattle and the state’s trade economy. Four legislators submitted an op-ed to The Seattle Times this week: Rep. Judy Clibborn, D-Mercer Island, the chair of the Housee Transportation Committee; Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen, D-Camano Island,…

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July 18, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Port so far unmoved by city, county offer to help freight traffic

A day after Seattle and King County suggested helping to pay for several road improvements in Sodo, mostly for freight trucks, the Port of Seattle won’t say whether it would share in the cost. Too soon to answer that, Port spokesman Peter McGraw said Wednesday morning. City and county staffers said Tuesday their agencies are willing to…

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