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September 11, 2013 at 7:33 AM
A young man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was shot in the face last night in a Kent parking lot.
Kent police say four to five shots were fired near a McDonald’s just before 9:30 p.m. in the 10100 block of Southeast 256th Street. When officers arrived, they found a man in his 20s in critical condition after being shot.
Detectives do not have a description of a suspect or know of a motive for the shooting. They were still processing the crime scene this morning and interviewing witnesses.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Kent Police Department at 911 or their tip line at 253-856-5808.
June 6, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Travelers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport will soon be able to have a Big Mac. The Port of Seattle commission voted Tuesday 4-1 to approve a McDonald’s franchise in a long-vacant space in the main terminal. In March, the commission delayed a decision about the fast food giant after a long and confessional meeting.
The commissioners had misgivings about McDonald’s for all kinds of reasons, and Port staff spent the past two months trying to make the process more competitive by asking similar burger joints if they wanted a shot at it. Dairy Queen and Burger King turned them down, and Wendy’s already has a space at the airport.
The main hang-up for several commissioners was a desire to offer more airport space to minority and women-owned businesses. Commissioner Rob Holland said he was willing to vote for McDonald’s if the Port followed through on re-working its minority-owned business program.
The restaurant will pay about $323,000 a year to the Port once it opens in early 2013, according to Port estimates. Plus, the McDonald’s Corp. has offered to do about $2 million in upgrades to the space, which is near the children’s play area and used to be a Chinese restaurant.
Commission President Gael Tarleton was the lone “no” vote. She said she thought the Port should have sought a more competitive process “so that everyone would have a shot at those jobs.”
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