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2016

23
AUG

Citizens Vote With Their Feet, Support New Ballot Drop Box Locations
Nearly 36 percent of voters (more than 160,000 voters) cast their primary ballots via drop boxes. This is a substantial increase compared to the 2015 general election, in which 26 percent of ballots were returned via drop boxes.

17
AUG

Seattle Children’s CEO Dr. Jeff Sperring meets with South King County leaders
Sperring outlined their goal of providing more accessible healthcare opportunities for families in South King County

17
AUG

Revival of King County Fair continues
Council receives briefing on increased attendance of 2016 Fair

15
AUG

Unique donation will be used to purchase land
Council accept anonymous donation focused on open space

15
AUG

Landmark report presents recommendations on giving immigrants and refugees greater voice
Report result of 10 months of exploration, more than 20 community meetings

15
AUG

County Council celebrates Liberation Day of Korea
Recognition highlights bond between Korea and King County

28
JUL

New Ballot Drop Box unveiled at Auburn Library
Ballot drop boxes are a tool to improve voter access and convenience.

27
JUL

Kent-based youth environmental education organization receives $5,000 grant for stream restoration projects
“Thank you to Councilmember Dave Upthegrove for assisting young people of South King County in responding to their own dream to make a difference.”

25
JUL

King County Council approves arsenic clean-up project in Kent
The remediation of this area will allow further salmon habitat restoration work to move forward.

25
JUL

McDermott and Gossett: Council’s vote continues inequitable location of marijuana facilities
“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

25
JUL

Council votes to expand access to retail marijuana, limits production and processing in unincorporated areas
“Today’s action improves access and equity in King County’s fledgling marijuana industry, by allowing retail stores in locations throughout King County in areas where it was previously prohibited”

25
JUL

Council takes action on marijuana regulations in unincorporated King County
The approved ordinance will end the moratorium and goes into effect 10 days after receiving signature from Executive Dow Constantine.

25
JUL

Dembowski statement on marijuana legislation
“I believe that we need more time and a lot more work to get the zoning rules right in order to ensure that voter-approved I-502 succeeds, that burdens and benefits are equitably shared, in a way that is compatible with surrounding uses, just like any other legal industry.”

25
JUL

King County Sheriff’s Office receives donated boat for marine rescue
County Council approves donation of inflatable craft that can be used for animal rescues and river searches

25
JUL

County Council approves WaterWorks project grants
Funds for water quality improvement projects

21
JUL

von Reichbauer proposes use of Civic Square property for temporary homeless shelter
Rather than continuing to allow this valuable public property to remain completely vacant with no benefit to the public, I urge you to evaluate its possible use for a temporary homeless shelter.

20
JUL

Newcastle Historical Society receives funding for Cemetery improvements
The cemetery has served Newcastle for more than a century, when it was a thriving coal mining town. However, damage from fire and vandals has left the cemetery in a state of disrepair and inaccessible to the public.

18
JUL

New ballot drop box locations in South King County offer voters convenience and accessibility
"The new ballot drop box locations will make it easier for South King County residents to have their voices heard."

18
JUL

Covington’s “Badges and Barbells” afterschool program receives funds from King County
Council approves funding for program that “builds muscle and relationships”

18
JUL

County Council recognizes math champ Edward Wan
Clyde Hill resident and Lakeside student wins 2016 MATHCOUNTS National Championship

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