Update: It will either air tonight at 11:00 PM news story or tomorrow on the 5:00 PM news.
KING-5 will air a story tomorrow (March 10) on the sale of the MLK, Jr. building to First AME Church on their 5 p.m. TV news.
The profile of this deal has been raised due to the current financial scandal in the Seattle School District and Fred Stephens’ close association with that, the sale of the school as head of District facilities at the time, along with his close association with the AME Church. Conflicts of interest seem likely and there are those who would like it to be reexamined and revisited.
Remember the Board voted on this and cannot plead total ignorance of some the issues here. They were raised during the bidding process.
A related article that outlined Fred Stephens relationships with AME Church appeared in the Seattle Weekly earlier:
Update: http://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/ also has a post on this with a comment by Michael DeBell.