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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2014 Executive Office news releases

17
DEC

Metro Transit sets all-time record for ridership in 2014
Thanks in part to actions King County has taken in recent years to improve service and increase efficiency, Metro is expected to provide more than 120 million rides this year—the most in the transit agency’s 41-year history.

17
DEC

Local elected leaders welcome Governor's climate proposal
Elected leaders from across the state, including members of the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C), issued the following statement welcoming Governor Inslee's climate and clean energy proposal.

16
DEC

Executive welcomes Governor's transportation plan to increase mobility across the state
King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to the statewide transportation funding package announced by Governor Jay Inslee.

11
DEC

Inquest ordered into death of Queen Anne Hill man following exchange of gunfire with police
Executive Constantine orders an inquest to determine the cause and circumstances of any death involving a law enforcement officer.

10
DEC

Contractor recommended for construction of King County Children and Family Justice Center
Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, is the top-ranked design-build team for the $154 million contract to construct a child dependency and juvenile justice courthouse, juvenile detention center, and 360-stall parking garage.

10
DEC

Executive brings ‘Best Starts for Kids’ to White House Summit on Early Learning
At the White House Summit for Early Education, Executive Constantine shared ideas about expanding opportunities for children and young people and introduced participants to Best Starts for Kids, his plan to ensure that every child in King County has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential in life.

8
DEC

Executive names Lorinda Youngcourt as King County’s first Public Defender
Lorinda Youngcourt has extensive experience in defending clients facing the death penalty in both state and federal courts. She is currently the Chief Public Defender for Lawrence County, Ind., and was named by Executive Constantine as King County's first Public Defender.

8
DEC

Report shows King County is taking action to advance regional prosperity through equity and social justice
King County's 2014 Equity and Social Justice Annual Report shows how County government, led by Executive Dow Constantine and other elected officials, is working to keep this region competitive by advancing equity and social justice that can help each of our 2 million residents reach his or her full potential.

2
DEC

Executive thanks EPA for landmark decision that enables Superfund cleanup of Lower Duwamish to move forward
The EPA's long-awaited decision provides a roadmap for cleaning up historic contamination in the Lower Duwamish River. It follows a decade of early cleanup action and complements the Executive's effort to coordinate work being done across the 500-square-mile watershed.

2
DEC

Executive Constantine, County Council Chair Phillips help local food bank that had its delivery van stolen
Executive Constantine and King County Council Chair Larry Phillips donated a surplus County van to a local food bank after its delivery van was stolen just before the holiday season.

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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


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