Seattle SuperSonics http://kuow.org en Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 http://kuow.org/post/seattle-arena-lawsuit-dismissed-chris-hansen-fined-50000 <p></p><p>The city of Seattle has no basketball team yet, but the fight over a proposed arena continues.</p><p>The state Court of Appeals upheld a decision to dismiss a lawsuit by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union over the proposed site for a new basketball arena in SODO.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The longshoremen argued that an environmental review should have happened before the city made an agreement with arena investor Chris Hansen.</span></p><p>The appeals court <a href="http://www.courts.wa.gov/opinions/?fa=opinions.disp&amp;filename=700065MAJ">ruled</a> that the Memorandum of Understanding between the city of Seattle, King County and Hansen did not constitute final approval for the project.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In essence, the court wrote that there was no action as of yet to challenge. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 01:43:28 +0000 Patricia Murphy & Liz Jones 20018 at http://kuow.org Seattle Arena Lawsuit Dismissed; Chris Hansen Fined $50,000 Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? http://kuow.org/post/will-seattle-get-its-sonics <p>The NBA’s Board of Governors meets in Dallas Wednesday to decide whether the Sacramento Kings move to Seattle. Until a few days ago, it seemed clear that the answer was no. In a key decision two weeks ago a committee of the NBA voted unanimously to keep the team in Sacramento. Wed, 15 May 2013 15:43:07 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 13099 at http://kuow.org Will Seattle Get Its Sonics? Ask The Seattle Mayor http://kuow.org/post/ask-seattle-mayor <p><strong>Ask Mayor McGinn</strong><br>Chris Hansen has upped his bid for the Sacramento Kings by another $75 million. We will ask<a href="http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/"> Mayor Mike McGinn</a> about the future of the Seattle Sonics and whether the city will build a stadium without a team.</p><p>Also, we’ll ask the mayor for his take on May Day, Seattle parks, new Seattle Police Department&nbsp;hiring rules and just what happened with those guns turned peace bricks? He will be in to answer those questions, and if you have any questions for the mayor call us at 800.289.5869 or write to <a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org">weekday@kuow.org</a>.</p><p><strong>What To Expect From The NBA This Week </strong><br>The NBA Board of Governors are meeting this Wednesday to decide whether or not to approve the relocation of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle. King 5 reporter <a href="http://www.king5.com/on-tv/bios/69330027.html">Chris Daniels</a> has been following the saga from its onset. He regularly <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisDaniels5">tweets</a> updates on the Sacramento Kings and NBA decision. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 13 May 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday 12883 at http://kuow.org Ask The Seattle Mayor A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" http://kuow.org/post/win-sacramento-special-session-and-night-detectives <p></p><p><strong>NBA Says No To Seattle</strong><br>The NBA has thrown cold water on Chris Hansen’s plans to bring the Sonics back to Seattle. The league’s relocation committee <a href="http://www.nba.com/2013/news/04/29/committtee-recommends-kings-stay-sacremento/index.html">voted unanimously</a> to keep the Kings in Sacramento. <a href="http://sportspressnw.com/author/artthiel">Art Thiel</a> writes that Seattle can be to the NBA what Los Angeles is to NFL. Seattle still waits at the altar for an expansion team.</p><p><strong>Jon Talton: Not Just An Economics Columnist</strong><br><a href="http://www.jontalton.com/">Jon Talton</a> frequently analyzes business in the Pacific Northwest on <em>Weekday</em>, but he’s not just an economics columnist. He’s also a mystery writer. "The Night Detectives" is his 10th novel. It takes us from the familiar haunts of Phoenix to the seedy side of San Diego with his main character, David Mapstone.</p><p><strong>Jay Inlsee’s Bottom Line</strong><br><a href="http://www.governor.wa.gov/">Governor Jay Inlsee</a> says his bottom line is ending tax breaks and adding new tax revenue to the state budget. He will get that chance to draw that line in the special legislative session he has called for in two weeks.</p><p><strong>The Weather And Hike Of The Week</strong><br>Michael Fagin <a href="http://www.hikewashington.net/">suggests a hike</a> that matches the week’s weather forecast. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Weekday With Steve Scher 12223 at http://kuow.org A Win For Sacramento, The Special Session, And "The Night Detectives" NBA Panel: Kings Should Stay In Sacramento http://kuow.org/post/nba-panel-kings-should-stay-sacramento <p><em>Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately said the NBA’s Relocation Committee is made up 12 owners, including Clay Bennett. The committee is made up of seven members and includes Clay Bennett.</em></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:52:30 +0000 Derek Wang 12218 at http://kuow.org NBA Panel: Kings Should Stay In Sacramento Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine http://kuow.org/post/ask-king-county-executive-dow-constantine-5 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">King County Executive </span><a href="http://King County Executive Dow Constantine is back from a trip to New York to pitch the return of the pro basketball to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to weekday@kuow.org. Guest: King County Executive Dow Constantine [STUDIO] Links: King County Executive Homepage http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">Dow Constantine</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">traveled</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to New York earlier this month to pitch pro basketball's return to Seattle. We’ll hear where things stand in the quest for an NBA franchise. We’ll also talk about investment in King County parks, renewable energy and the latest County business. Have a question for the King County Executive? Call us at 206.543.5869 or send an email to </span><a href="mailto:weekday@kuow.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">weekday@kuow.org</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><div> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 11327 at http://kuow.org Ask King County Executive Dow Constantine Should Developers Subsidize Housing In South Lake Union? http://kuow.org/post/should-developers-subsidize-housing-south-lake-union <p>Seattle is nearing the end of a years-long process to rezone its South Lake Union neighborhood. One of the final points of discussion is whether to increase a fee paid by developers in order to build taller than the city’s height limits. The money pays for affordable housing in the city. Some Seattle City Council members&nbsp;support&nbsp;a fee increase, but opponents say it’s too late in the game to make changes and risk cooling off growth in one of Seattle’s fastest growing neighborhoods. We talk it over with Councilmember Nick Licata and developer A-P Hurd.</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Producer 10421 at http://kuow.org Should Developers Subsidize Housing In South Lake Union?