Appeals court: SeaTac residents get wage vote

SEATTLE — An order from a panel of the Washington Court of Appeals means voters in SeaTac will get the opportunity to decide whether the city should increase its minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Friday’s order reversed a Superior Court judge’s recent ruling that disqualified 61 signatures of registered voters who signed more than one petition.

King County Elections said the proposal will appear on the Nov. 5 ballot.

The Seattle Times reported that the appeals court order did not elaborate.

The group — Yes! For SeaTac — said earlier that Judge Andrea Darvas ruled that SeaTac Proposition 1 was 17 signatures short of the required threshold to put the initiative on the city ballot.

The state of Washington has one of the highest minimum wages in the nation at $9.19 an hour.

More in Local News

Police presence returns to Edmonds School District

Jacob Hubby is set to walk the halls of Meadowdale High School as a school resource officer.

Mukilteo crabber missing; his boat was found at Hat Island

Frank Urbick set out Thursday morning but did not return.

Police looking for leads in case of missing Snohomish man

Henry John Groeneveld, 63, was last seen on Monday, when he said something about going to “the river.”

Separate Everett fires send man to hospital, damage boat

The man was hospitalized for smoke inhalation from the early morning fire.

Suspected escort charged with felony assault, robbery

She allegedly told police she shot the man in the head “because he was performing (a sex act) wrong.”

Lives were on the line

After an estimated 350K emergency calls over 35 years, dispatcher Steve Williams is set to retire.

Celebrating the origins of Christmas

LDS church holds annual nativity festival featuring more than 600 sets.

Drive-by shooting reported in Marysville neighborhood

Police said there was no evidence to indicate it was targeted at a specific person or property.

Trooper’s car struck when he was arresting man for DUI

She drove away but was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence and hit-and-run.

Most Read