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September 9, 2013 at 3:07 PM

Chris Hansen agrees to $50,000 fine for illegal contribution

Chris Hansen and  members of a Sacramento political committee trying to block efforts to build a new arena there have agreed to pay a $50,000 fine to settle violations of California rules on campaign contributions. Hansen was accused of making an illegal $100,000 contribution to a group seeking a vote on public financing for a new…

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May 19, 2013 at 9:23 AM

Sunday Memo update: Mercer opens early . . . Hoops hopes . . . Powerball winner

Mercer Street opens: Mercer Street and Broad Street are now open to traffic, says  the Seattle Department of Transportation. Crews getting ready for the demolition of the east half of the Highway 99 bridge over Mercer got their work done earlier than the expected Monday 5 a.m. completion. The rerouting that was to go into…

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January 24, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Small share of Kings is in bankruptcy, could be snag in sale to Seattle group

The Sacramento Bee reported today of a potential new snag in the sale of the NBA’s Kings to a group that would relocate them to Seattle. The Bee says a bankruptcy trustee who controls 7 percent of the Kings says the team’s limited partners are being denied their legal right to match a Seattle…

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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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January 11, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Hometown buyer emerges despite report that Kings sale to Hansen is ‘done deal’

A new report this morning surfaced suggesting that a deal to sell the Sacramento Kings  to a group that would relocate them to Seattle is done. But this afternoon another report said there was a buyer who made an offer that would keep the team in Sacramento. Matt Steinmetz, a longtime NBA reporter and sports talk show…

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February 29, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Details of Sacramento arena deal emerge

The Sacramento Bee reports that city officials there will release details Thursday of the basketball arena deal reached earlier this week, and it includes a $255 million contribution from the city. The official price tag of the arena was also bumped up from $387 million to $391 million, the paper reported. Meanwhile, our own Arena…

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