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Dow Constantine


2015 Executive Office news releases

3
MAR

Elected leaders gather in Portland as surge in oil-train traffic increases risk to public safety
The third gathering of the Safe Energy Leadership Alliance—elected leaders representing cities and counties across the Pacific Northwest—comes one month after a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation predicted a significant increase in hazardous oil-train derailments.

2
MAR

Executive encouraged by Senate action on state transportation package
Executive Constantine commented on the state transportation funding package passed by the Senate.

2
MAR

Executive encouraged by Senate action on state transportation package
Executive Constantine responds to the state transportation package that was approved by the Senate.

26
FEB

King County becomes largest government in U.S. to use new energy-tracking system used by Microsoft
King County is the largest government in the United States to pilot the same energy-tracking system that Microsoft uses to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at many of its buildings. Seattle-based design firm MacDonald-Miller will install the software at no cost to taxpayers at five King County facilities for a two-year pilot project.

12
FEB

Executive Constantine welcomes movement on state transportation package
Executive Constantine commented on a state transportation funding package proposed by Senate Republicans.

11
FEB

Executive awards $300,000 in grants to maintain and upgrade community cable access to public, educational and government channels
The Executive’s negotiations with Comcast on a 10-year cable franchise agreement secured $300,000 in capital grant funds for four public, education, and government cable channels.

10
FEB

The Seattle Foundation and King County to invest $1.5 million to expand successful community efforts that confront increasing inequity
The Communities of Opportunity grants will help local organizations expand the work they’re already doing to improve the health, housing, and economic opportunities in places that have the greatest inequities in the region. Unlike the traditional one-size-fits-all approach to programs, this allows communities to take a leadership role and address the specific needs of neighborhoods.

6
FEB

Executive thanks Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Woods for six years of service
Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Woods, one of Executive Constantine's closest aides, has been recruited by a local consulting firm.

3
FEB

Executive Constantine thanks Michael Young for stewardship of the U.W.
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight thanked University of Washington President Michael Young for his four years of leadership

2
FEB

Find out today if you qualify for ORCA LIFT, Metro’s new reduced-fare bus pass
Metro is taking advantage of the network of community partners that King County has formed in recent years to help riders determine if they qualify for ORCA LIFT, the transit agency's new reduced-fare bus pass. Qualified riders can sign up for a card before the next fare increase goes into effect March 1.

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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


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