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Dow Constantine


February

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Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of man parked outside Federal Way coffee shop
Fact-finding hearing is routine to determine causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while in performance of duties

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Reforms at King County Jail lead to grade of “100 percent” from U.S. Department of Justice
The King County Jail earned exemplary ratings in meeting all conditions set by the federal government for housing inmates in a safe and secure environment, according to a letter this week from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that successfully concludes a three-year review of jail operations.

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County applauds Inslee and Cantwell for preventing auction of radio spectrum used by local public safety systems
King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the Metropolitan King County Council today thanked Congressman Jay Inslee and Senator Maria Cantwell for their work to amend federal payroll tax legislation and protect the 700 MHz narrowband radio spectrum used by public safety systems in King County.

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Earlier notice of overdue payments will help property taxpayers avoid extra charges
King County will move up the annual mailing of property tax delinquency notices from September to June, under a policy change made by County Executive Dow after hearing from taxpayers and County Councilmember Bob Ferguson.

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Constantine applauds President Obama for support of local jobs in aerospace industry
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked President Obama for his support of the local aerospace industry, at the President’s visit to the Boeing plant in Everett.

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Mayor and County Executive announce new, self-funded arena proposal
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that a private investor, Christopher Hansen, has sent a proposal to the City and County to construct a new arena in Seattle’s Stadium District with the ability to host an NBA and NHL team. Together, the Executive and Mayor also appointed a panel of community leaders and finance experts to evaluate Mr. Hansen’s proposal.

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King County Aerospace Alliance announces unified actions to support a “faster, stronger, better” infrastructure for the aerospace industry
Loans to support expansion of small aerospace companies, streamlined permitting, and workforce navigators to guide students into good-paying aerospace careers, were among the actions called for today by King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the King County Aerospace Alliance as part of a new regional strategy for job growth and prosperity.

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Constantine hails historic signing of marriage equality into law
King County Executive Dow Constantine today joined Governor Christine Gregoire and other supporters as she signed the Marriage Equality Bill (ESSB 6239) into law

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Constantine lauds Legislature for sending marriage equality bill to the Governor
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight commented on state House passage of marriage equality legislation:

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Executive Constantine calls for partnerships that help region to compete and build a shared prosperity
Building on the accomplishments of the past two years, King County Executive Dow Constantine in his State of the County address today said he would keep fighting to help the region compete on the global stage, speed local economic recovery, and get people back to work.

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2012 State of the County address
A year ago we gathered in Kent, to celebrate the spirit of partnership that secured protection of the Green River Valley. I've come to Bellevue today to highlight the dynamism of the Eastside, and to underscore that we are truly a regional government, serving a people, culture and economy that, more than ever, transcend municipal boundaries.

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Constantine praises Senate for historic marriage equality vote
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the Washington State Senate’s vote to enact legislation establishing marriage equality in Washington state.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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