The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
King County officials are expected to certify the election Tuesday after counting some straggling votes that likely won’t change the outcome.
A recount scenario is looking likely for a proposal that would bring a $15 minimum wage to workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Remaining ballots will determine a measure that would raise the minimum wage to $15-an-hour for many workers in SeaTac, home of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
An initiative to create a $15 minimum wage for many SeaTac workers is close to losing its vote lead.
A national push to create a $15 minimum wage found a new source of momentum Tuesday as an initiative on the issue built an early lead in the airport city of SeaTac.
In the airport city of SeaTac, a campaign backed by labor unions seeks to raise the minimum wage to $15 for many workers. In Whatcom County, an unprecedented amount of outside money is influencing an election that may shape whether the area becomes home to the largest coal shipping terminal on the West Coast.
A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says a man suspected in a Thursday afternoon shooting in SeaTac fled to nearby woods and shot himself in the chest as officers pursued him.
A King County Superior judge has thrown a few dozen signatures for an initiative that would bring up the minimum wage in SeaTac, Wash., to $15 an hour.
Minimum wage workers in SeaTac could be receiving $15 per hour should the city council approve to put the measure on the November ballot.