NO CHRISTMAS TREES IN SEATTLE AIRPORT
There will be no Christmas trees in Seattle this year, at least not at the Seattle-Tacoma Airport. According to a story in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Port of Seattle has received "at least one complaint," so the trees have been removed.
The tradition had reportedly lasted for over 25 years, with a tree placed over each of the 15 airport entrances. However, all the trees have been removed, literally overnight, after the complaint or complaints, reportedly originating with an unidentified Seattle rabbi in conjunction with the Central Organization for Jewish Learning, who reportedly threatened a lawsuit "if the airport did not erect an eight-foot menorah to balance the message of the Christmas trees."
The story quotes one airport worker as decrying the action, stating, "It's a Christmas tree! It's not like they were displaying crucifixes or menorahs or anything religious, but Christmas trees that have been around here for years." There is now a campaign, started by airport employees, to get the trees restored.
Here's another story from seattlepi.com