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November 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Paseo files for bankruptcy

Update: Read the full story here. Paseo has filed for bankruptcy. The popular Seattle restaurant, which surprised sandwich fans by abruptly closing both of its locations Tuesday, lists assets of $81,971 and liabilities of only $30,425 in a petition for Chapter 7 voluntary bankruptcy filed Wednesday in Seattle federal court. But the petition also lists the Internal Revenue Service and…


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April 23, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Seattle property-tax initiative for transit to be filed this week

The group Friends of Transit will file a Seattle-only property-tax initiative by the end of this week, to raise money for bus operations within the city, transit activist Ben Schiendelman announced today — just hours after Tuesday night election returns showed a King County measure failing. The proposal would raise $25 million a year for six…


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February 25, 2014 at 6:40 AM

Tuesday Memo: Suspended for experiments … SPD whiplash … Really resisting arrest

Scary medical treatment? The state has suspended the license of a popular naturopath, saying he failed to adequately inform and safeguard patients while treating them for cancer with experimental individualized vaccines. Alternative medical treatments have helped many people in a variety of ways — nonetheless, buyer beware. Backtracking surprise: Seattle’s interim Police Chief…


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January 14, 2014 at 3:31 PM

Constantine: Let’s vote on car-tab fees and sales tax for Metro, roads

King County Executive Dow Constantine today proposed a public vote on tax increases to sustain existing service at King County Metro Transit, and to fund county and city roads. The April 22 ballot measure would call for a 0.1 percent sales tax increase plus a $60 yearly car tab fee. That would reap about $80 million…


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December 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Metro drivers and mechanics reject contract offer

Transit workers in King County overwhelmingly turned down a contract offer — a rebuff to County Executive Dow Constantine and a union president, who hoped labor harmony would help them persuade the Legislature to boost transit funding in 2014. A total of 505 voted yes, and 2,122 voted no, according to an online update posted by…


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December 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Seattle, King County and suburbs: Raise gas tax 8 cents, raise car-tab taxes

Elected officials in the Seattle area are uniting on a wish list for the 2013 Legislature: three potential tax increases for highway, street and bike-pedestrian programs, while sustaining service to about 400,000 daily riders on King County Metro Transit. The proposal would boost gas taxes 8 cents, split 65 percent for state highways and ferries and 35 percent for…


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November 29, 2011 at 12:24 PM

State: Support strong for higher transportation taxes, fees

Nearly two-thirds of the state’s residents say they would be willing to support an increase in state transportation taxes and fees to support a transportation system. The results were released Tuesday by the state Transportation Commission, which surveyed 5,500 state residents in an online poll. The survey was conducted in preparation for a transportation-related ballot measure in…


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