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A letter signed by about 50 elected officials was delivered on Monday to the Port of Seattle urging the government agency that runs Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to embrace a citizen-approved initiative and raise the minimum wage for airport workers to $15 an hour.
Seattle attorney Rod Dembowski has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the King County Council left by Bob Ferguson, who was elected state attorney general last fall.
The King County Council and the Seattle City Council have given their final approval to an agreement to build a new professional basketball and hockey arena in the city.
The Seattle City Council is expected to approve a deal Monday that would help build an arena to bring NBA and NHL teams to the city.
With their excess campaign cash, politicians in Washington state often return money to donors, forward it to their political party, or donate it to charity. Some, however, decide to use the funds for other things: alcohol, iPads or auto repairs.
Droves of supporters for a proposed new arena that could bring back the NBA to Seattle turned out at a public forum put on by the Seattle City Council and King County Council.