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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


January

28
JAN

Constantine praises federal support for improvements to Northwest rail lines
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the work of Senator Patty Murray and President Barack Obama to dedicate $590 million for improvements to the rail lines connecting Vancouver B.C., Seattle, Portland, and Eugene.

25
JAN

King County Executive condemns brutal assault on Metro Transit bus operator
King County Executive Dow Constantine today condemned the brutal assault of a Metro Transit operator over the weekend:

16
JAN

Observing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day through service
King County will join the rest of the nation on January 18 in celebrating the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service in 1994. It is the only federal holiday observed as a day of service and King County leaders today encouraged all residents to contribute their time and talents in some way this weekend to public service.

15
JAN

Inquest ordered into shooting death of Maurice Clemmons in connection with four Lakewood police homicides
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Maurice Clemmons by a Seattle police officer on December 1, 2009. Clemmons was confronted in the 4400 block of South Kenyon Street in South Seattle after a two-day manhunt for the killer of four Lakewood police officers in Pierce County.

15
JAN

Executive Constantine promotes action through philanthropy
In light of the earthquake disaster in Haiti, King County Executive Dow Constantine today signed an Executive Order allowing employees of King County government to donate accrued vacation time to Global Impact, a federation of 55 international aid organizations - many of which are already on the ground providing assistance in Haiti.

14
JAN

Community comes together to celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
More than 700 people packed the Paramount Theatre in Seattle today to celebrate the accomplishments of men and women in this region who share Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of "Marching to the Dream," the theme of King County's 23rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

12
JAN

Constantine: Counties need flexibility and new tools to fund local priorities and deliver services
In Olympia today to hear the Governor's "State of the State" address, King County Executive Dow Constantine had these comments following her speech:

7
JAN

Constantine makes six appointments to Sound Transit Board of Directors
King County Executive Dow Constantine today made three new appointments and three reappointments to fill vacancies on the Sound Transit Board of Directors.

6
JAN

New County Executive helps resolve transfer of Puget Sound Park to the city of Burien
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Burien Mayor Joan McGilton today announced an agreement for King County to transfer ownership of Puget Sound Park to the city of Burien.

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