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November 26, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Warrant issued for former Sonic Robert Swift

A $20,000 bench warrant was issued Wednesday morning for former Sonic Robert Swift after he failed to show up in King County Superior Court for his arraignment on a firearms charge. Swift, 29, was charged Nov. 12 with unlawful possession of a short-barreled shotgun in connection with an October raid of a Kirkland home…

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May 30, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Friday Memo: Ballmer’s billions … Kasem in court … remembering Schram … nerd alert

Top bidder: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer really has offered $2 billion for the L.A. Clippers. In a statement released late Thursday night, Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling said she’d signed a binding contract for a sale of the team by the Sterling Family Trust to Ballmer. Does this kill the possibility that Seattle will ever…

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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 22, 2013 at 6:47 AM

Tuesday Memo: Deal done, what’s next for Sonics … Fatal fire … 787 battery probe

Sonics deal done, but more work ahead: Monday’s announcement that a Seattle group had purchased the Kings was tempered with words of caution from those involved, who were quick to remind fans that there are still a handful of hoops to clear before hoops returns to Seattle. Oh, say, can you see? Maybe not,…

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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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October 15, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Seattle and King County councils approve Sodo arena deal

The Seattle City Council and Metropolitan King County Council this afternoon approved an agreement to use up to $200 million in public funds to help build a basketball and hockey arena in Sodo that would return the Sonics to town. The agreement with investor and Seattle native Chris Hansen means Hansen can now…

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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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