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April

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Auburn and Federal Way High School Baseball Teams join Seattle Mariners General Manager Jerry Dipoto and Pete von Reichbauer to raise $50,000 at Annual Federal Way/Auburn Boys and Girls Club Breakfast
“The Boys and Girls Clubs help keep our youth out of the juvenile justice system and offer stable after-school programs that help shape their future”

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County Council wants to continue program supporting veterans in jail
Unanimously adopts motion for options to sustain pilot program

25
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Metro Transit examines greening its fleet
With new research demonstrating that continued high carbon emissions contribute to global climate change, including the rapid melting of the West Antarctic ice sheet, today’s action is a major local step forward in what would give greater Seattle one of the largest, zero emission or carbon neutral public transit fleets in the nation.

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Improving visibility and saving money: Installing LED lights on roads in Southeast King County
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn endorsed the legislation that allocated $445,000 to the King County Road Services Division’s budget for the new lights, almost a third of which will go towards roads in unincorporated southeast King County.

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Von Reichbauer Statement on the Cancellation of the Tacoma Methanol Project
“When regional projects like this emerge in the future, I hope we pursue a regional conversation between neighboring cities and counties because the potential negative impacts do not stop at the city or county limits.”

12
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Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer and Assessor John Wilson Listen to Concerned Property Owners at Federal Way Town Hall on Property Values
Among the issues of discussed was property tax affordability for seniors and those families recovering from the challenging economy.

12
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Program that supports families after parent’s incarceration receives County van
With this donation, King County is ensuring the parents and children who live at YWCA Passage Point will have access to reliable transportation and can connect with the services they need to build their future

6
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Kent City Council votes to rescind sale of Pine Tree Park to developer
The Kent City Council has voted to rescind the sale of Pine Tree Park to Kirkland-based developer Oakpointe. The decision was reached after months of dialogue between concerned Kent residents and the Kent City Council.

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Crucial vision bill signed into law
Councilmember Kathy Lambert leads the charge to make Washington the 4th state to require near vision screening for children. The law goes into effect this summer.

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Long-time Central Area business owners George and Nettie Jordan recognized by County Council
For 35 years, Jordan’s became a one-stop shop for people throughout the Central Area. Schoolkids from Garfield went to Jordan’s to get snacks and African Americans throughout Seattle knew they could get their prescriptions filled at the city’s only African-American owned pharmacy.

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Residents in South King County to get greater say in judicial elections
A series of changes regarding judicial elections are coming to residents living in South King County.

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