Latest News September 7

regnews2Minimum Wage On Ballot In SeaTac, Landscaper Pleads Not Guilty, Lost Narco-Dog Found, Separate Greenhouse Gas Review.

Voters in SeaTac will get the opportunity to decide whether the city should increase its minimum wage from $9 per hour to $15. A Washington Court of Appeals panel issued an order yesterday reversing a Superior Court judge's ruling that disqualified 61 voter signatures. King County Elections says the proposal will now be on the Nov. 5 ballot

A man who ran a landscape business has pleaded not guilty to taking thousands of dollars from elderly women for yard work never performed. The News Tribune reports 34-year-old Dayton Dixon entered his plea yesterday to nine counts of theft. Prosecutors say Dixon took more than $50,000 from a Tacoma woman and even more from a Puyallup woman.

Lakewood, Wash., police say one of their narcotics-detection dogs, a 10-year-old lab retriever mix, has been found. A police spokesman says Duke chewed his way out of his kennel during a storm Thursday. A woman who found him in her backyard yesterday recognized him from news coverage.

Washington state's decision to include greenhouse gas emissions in the review of a proposed coal terminal near the Canadian border has caused the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a separate review. The Daily News reports there will be two separate environmental impact statements for Millennium dock in Longview. The Longview terminal is one of three in the Northwest proposed to ship coal from Montana and Wyoming to Asia.

September 7, 2013/AP