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Washington high court considers wage issue

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SEATTLE — State, federal and local law may all play a role in the Washington Supreme Court’s decision on whether a new $15 minimum wage law in SeaTac applies to airport workers, if the questions asked by justices during oral arguments Thursday are any indication.

They asked such a broad variety of questions that the lawyers barely had time to push the court in one direction or another during the hour-long hearing. The lawyers already had flooded the court’s in-box with numerous briefs, so the justices had a good idea of how the attorneys wanted them to rule.

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