UPDATE: SeaTac’s $15 minimum wage initiative passes – by hand recount
by Jack Mayne A hand recount done today at the King County Elections headquarters did not change the outcome of the election so the measure setting a minimum wage of $15 for many employees in SeaTac will go into effect on January 1 unless the losing side manages to get a court order delaying its implementation. The final recount figures were not immediately available, but recertification of the election returns will be done by the elections agency tomorrow (Dec. 10). “Close only counts in horseshoes,” said Mike West, co-chair of Common Sense SeaTac, the citizen and business group that opposed the union-backed initiative. ...
Union to march; recount decision set for Tuesday; Cedarbrook to expand
by Jack Mayne Even as King County Elections schedules the recount of Proposition 1’s razor thin win at the polls, “Working Washington” has slated a march down International Boulevard Thursday (Dec. 5) morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Working Washington, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, plans the march to continue beyond SeaTac to Tukwila and on to Seattle. The SeaTac Police and the city’s public works department will escort the “moving march,” says a SeaTac city press release, adding the union expects 100 people and to be supported by “a sound truck in the front and a bus in ...
SLIDESHOWS: Air Force One lands at (and leaves) Sea-Tac Airport
President Obama arrived at Sea-Tac Airport on Sunday, Nov. 24 to take part in two fundraisers, and Photographer Francis Zera was on hand to take these photos as Air Force One touched down: Click to Play Francis Zera's SlideshowAnd then on Monday morning, took off: Click to Play Francis Zera's Slideshow
Sea-Tac Airport food donations surpass 100,000 pounds
Restaurants at Sea-Tac International Airport have exceeded 100,000 pounds in food donations to the Des Moines Area Food Bank, the Port of Seattle announced this week. The community has benefited from 110,397 pounds of donated food from airport businesses — equivalent to roughly one third of the weight of an unloaded Boeing 777 aircraft. Through an innovative effort, the Port of Seattle encourages its airport stores to participate in the food donation program, this year alone providing 23,527 pounds of surplus food — or 361 meals per week — to the food bank. The trend of increased giving from 2011 to 2012 ...
The Cactus Speaks: What a Mess…
[EDITOR'S NOTE: This column by Earl Gipson is a view of SeaTac city government. It does not necessarily reflect the views of The SeaTac Blog nor its staff. We are seeking additional regular columnists to reflect opinions and views of SeaTac residents. Those interested can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.] by Earl Gipson Lets start with City politics (barf)... First let's talk about the SeaTac Prop #1 election. It has been an excruciating time for them to count ballots. What were the chances that Tuesday's count would come up EXACTLY the same (139 and 139) and maintain the same margin of 43 votes for ...
by Jack Mayne A hand recount done today at the King County Elections headquarters did not change the outcome of the election so the measure setting a minimum wage of $15 for many employees in SeaTac will... [Read more]
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by Jack Mayne A full hand recount has been requested after the King County Election Department certified the SeaTac Proposition 1 measure with a bare majority of 77 votes out of 6,003 verified votes counted. The... [Read more]Read More Headlines