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Byline: J. Martin McOmber
Nov. 26--The Port of Seattle could spend a record $740 million on construction next year as it pushes forward with a major expansion of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport -- including the controversial third runway -- and upgrades to waterfront cargo terminals.
Commissioners approved the plan as part of a 2004 budget that reflects the Port's efforts to deal with the region's economic downturn, struggling airlines and mounting security costs at the airport and seaport.
Although the Port postponed some big-ticket projects, next year's construction budget will top those of Seattle, King County, and even Sound Transit, which …