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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Dow Constantine
If Washington state lawmakers don't pass a transportation package that helps King County, leaders say they'll ask county voters for tax increases to maintain bus service and road repairs.
A venture capitalist who wants to build a sports arena to bring professional basketball back to Seattle will pay for a study to determine the impacts on traffic and parking following objections by his potential neighbor _ the Seattle Mariners.
Christopher Hansen is making a $290 million proposal to his hometown that could be the impetus for a new sports arena that could bring the NBA and NHL to Seattle.
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a possible vote Tuesday for an election in April.
"I'm disappointed, but undeterred in our quest to bring NBA basketball back to the Pacific Northwest," said King County Executive Dow Constantine. "Today's decision doesn't mean this effort is over. From what I saw at the presentation in New York, Chris Hansen and his team have made the superior offer and the best pure business case for the NBA to return to Seattle. We have a documented fan and business base ready to step forward when the time comes. We are patient, but determined."