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Court nixes challenge to Seattle plan

Updated: September 9, 2013, 5:51 PM ET
Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Tentative plans for a new professional basketball and hockey arena in Seattle do not violate state environmental law, a Washington appeals court said Monday in rejecting a challenge brought by longshore workers.

Hedge fund manager Chris Hansen has been trying to build a $490 million arena, with a $200 million public investment, to draw the NBA and NHL to Seattle. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 19 sued, saying traffic congestion from basketball and hockey ...

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