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January 16, 2015 at 3:37 PM

Truck congestion eases Friday at Harbor Island

South Spokane Street and other roads around Terminal 18 became passable again Friday, after government agencies took steps to detour surging truck traffic. Police were sent to control intersections, temporary signs were added, and early-morning truckers were diverted to park at vacant Terminal 5 so they wouldn’t queue along upper and lower Spokane Street.  Unprecedented traffic…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: ILWU, Port of Seattle, Terminal 18

January 15, 2015 at 9:12 AM

Port truck congestion spilling onto I-5

UPDATE, 12:10 p.m. A sudden surge in port trucking on Harbor Island is causing extreme congestion that spills all the way onto I-5 as of mid-day Thursday, and it’s expected to happen again Friday. The Washington State Department of Transportation is using its electronic signs to tell motorists to avoid the West Seattle Bridge exit, where lines of…


Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Harbor Island, Port of Seattle, slowdown

September 15, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Authorities investigating alleged misappropriation of money at Sea-Tac Airport

A manager at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Credential Center has been fired after investigations into alleged misappropriation of money in that office. The Credential Center dispenses security badges to airport workers and also collects fines for security violations and lost badges. The manager was fired Aug. 22, according to airport spokesman Perry Cooper. She had been placed…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Port of Seattle, Port of Seattle Police Department

August 20, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Longshoremen’s union pickets at Highway 99 tunneling site

Longshoremen upset about their contract with Highway 99 project managers block an entrance to Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46. (Alexa Vaughn/The Seattle Times) The longshoremen’s union began what may be the first of many days of picketing outside the Highway 99 tunneling site near Port of Seattle’s Terminal 46 today. The group of about 30 International…


Comments | Topics: bertha, highway 99, Highway 99 tunnel

April 23, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Stephanie Bowman to join Seattle Port Commission

The Port of Seattle Commission has added Stephanie Bowman, 44, a former manager of federal government affairs for the Port of Tacoma. Bowman was selected from seven finalists to fill the seat vacated by Rob Holland, who resigned last month. She was a candidate in 2012 for the state House of Representatives, running in the…


Comments | More in Government | Topics: Port of Seattle, Stephanie Bowman

February 21, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Court OKs 20-day suspension for Port of Seattle employee

The Associated Press OLYMPIA — The state Supreme Court says a 20-day unpaid suspension without pay was an appropriate punishment for a Port of Seattle employee who left a noose hanging in the workplace. In 2007 a 70-year-old white co-worker asked Mark Cann to put away a rope. Instead, in what he characterized as a joke, Cann tied it into…


Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Port of Seattle, Washington State Supreme Court

February 13, 2013 at 2:46 PM

Port Commissioner Holland resigns

Port of Seattle Commissioner Rob Holland has resigned his position effective March 15, according to Port spokesman Jason Kelly. Holland, who joined the Port in 2010, was the subject of a Seattle Times story Sunday about the problems he ran into during his first term, including misusing a Port credit card, personal financial…


Comments | More in Government, Politics | Topics: Port of Seattle, Rob Holland

December 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

KING5: Port Commission rule appears to play favorites at Sea-Tac

SUSANNAH FRAME KING 5 News A handful of restaurants at Sea-Tac Airport would receive exclusive, no compete leases worth millions of dollars under a controversial proposal being pushed by the elected officials who run the Port of Seattle. The perks would benefit 11 of the 25 small businesses operating at the airport, raising concerns by Port staff and federal officials that…


Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: KING5, leases, port businesses

August 23, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Seattle, Tacoma ports will survive Panama Canal widening, USDOT boss says

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood chose Seattle’s Harbor Island on Thursday morning to announce creation of a Freight Policy Council. His goal is to propose corridor improvements for U.S. ports and a strategy to better move freight. U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell joined LaHood in the warehouse of PCC Logistics, where LaHood referred to her as “the freight senator.” She faces a…


Comments | More in Business/Technology, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Port of Seattle, Ray LaHood, Sen. Maria Cantwell

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