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How the Port of Seattle is Working Around I-200

by Hanna Brooks Olsen

Diversity remains a challenge for the Port—but the Commission wants you to know they haven’t given up

For nearly 20 years, Washington’s government agencies have been legally limited in their ability to actively pursue contracts and partnerships with small businesses based on the race, gender, or religion of their owners. Submitted by Tim Eyman and passed by the voters of the state in 1998, I-200—billed as a method of leveling the playing field by criminalizing affirmative action—has been an oppressive force that further undermines the state’s glaring equity gaps. Continue reading How the Port of Seattle is Working Around I-200