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August 15, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Port agrees to sell rail corridor for use as a trail

From Staff Reporter Keith Ervin  The Port of Seattle Commission has agreed to sell much of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County for future use as a trail. The $15 million deal, approved by the commission Tuesday, still needs ratification by the Metropolitan King County Council. After the Port bought the 42-mile Renton-to-Snohomish rail line from BNSF…

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Comments | More in General news, Government | Topics: Eastside Rail Corridor, King County Council, Port of Seattle

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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May 22, 2012 at 6:37 PM

2 men killed in separate workplace incidents identified

Two men who died in separate worksite incidents on May 17 have been identified by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Paul A. Stuart, 61, was crushed while operating a forklift at the Port of Seattle; Francisco J. Montes-Lopez, 25, died while pressure-washing a moored vessel at a shipyard in Seattle. Stuart’s death has been ruled an…

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Comments | Topics: King County Medical Examiner's Office, Port of Seattle

May 18, 2012 at 10:22 AM

UPDATE: 2 maritime workers died in workplace accidents yesterday

UPDATE: 3 p.m. | A forklift driver working at the Port of Seattle was killed on the job last night and another person was killed while washing a boat at a dock  in Seattle. The man was crushed between a forklift and a container, said Hector Castro, spokesman for the Washington Department of Labor and Industries….

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Port of Seattle, Seattle Fire Department, Washington Department of Labor and Industries

May 6, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Morning Memo/Sunday: Party boats… Port rivalry … Costco online revamp

Weather: The biggest and brightest full moon of the year was in full view last night, followed by a big, bright sun this morning. Today you can expect a high of 61 with a sunny Monday and Tuesday on the way.  The National Weather Service forecast. Traffic: Nothing to report traffic-wise this morning. All should be flowing…

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Comments | Topics: Costco, Morning Memo, party boats

April 19, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Man arrested at Sea-Tac for flashing flight attendants

Port of Seattle police arrested a man today after he allegedly exposed himself to flight attendants on a flight from Albuquerque, N.M., to Seattle, according to a port spokesman. Spokesman Perry Cooper said that officers were alerted to the man aboard Flight 265 before it landed at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at 11:40 a.m. It’s unclear why the…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: FBI, indecent exposure, Port of Seattle

April 4, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Arena Advisory Panel: “It is a solid proposal”

Jeffrey Brown, from right, David M. Brown and Kathy Brown listen during the fourth and final meeting of the Arena Advisory Panel at Seattle City Hall Wednesday, April 4, 2012. (Photo by Erika Schultz / The Seattle Times) The Arena Advisory Panel said today that San Francisco hedge-fund manager Chris Hansen’s Sodo arena proposal is favorable,…

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Comments | More in Government, Sports | Topics: arena, Chris Hansen, Mariners

March 28, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Port of Seattle police chief back on the job

Port of Seattle Police Chief Colleen Wilson is back at work after  “no violations” were found in a a review of staff complaints against her. She was put on administrative leave in mid-March following allegations she screamed at subordinates, and said at the time that anytime people work together, conflicts can arise. The complaints came not…

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Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Port of Seattle, Tay Yoshitani

February 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Port of Seattle truckers heading back to work

Short-haul truckers at the Port of Seattle announced today they are going back to work, after a two-week walkout to seek better pay and working conditions. About 400 drivers, mostly African immigrants, stayed off the job two weeks, taking about one third of the usual fleet out of service, and slowing cargo traffic. Truckers requested a…

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Comments | More in Business/Technology, General news | Topics: port, Port of Seattle, strike

February 7, 2012 at 12:38 PM

A belated payday for protesting Seattle Port truckers

A loud but peaceful protest in Kent ended happily Tuesday morning, after Edgmon Trucking handed out two dozen paychecks to drivers in the midst of a Port of Seattle labor dispute. The drivers, mostly immigrants from East Africa, have declined to work their normal shifts hauling containers at the Port of Seattle since Thursday. Organizers say 400…

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