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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


January

27
JAN

King County, local partners collaborate to award $13.1 million to support homeless housing, services
More than 500 low-income, homeless households will be able to move into stable housing or receive the services they need to maintain their housing thanks to the coordinated efforts of King County, the City of Seattle, United Way of King County, the Seattle Housing Authority and Building Changes.

23
JAN

Executive praises passage of market-based tool for protecting wetlands, boosting growth
Wetlands and other sensitive areas in King County will be preserved, while builders will have greater certainty when developing their projects, using a new approach to growth proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and adopted Jan. 17 by the Metropolitan King County Council.

23
JAN

Executive Constantine and Councilmember McDermott on State Senate majority in support of marriage equality
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the 25 lawmakers who have now created a State Senate majority in support of marriage equality in Washington state. Councilmember Joe McDermott, who sponsored the amendment to add marriage equality to the County’s legislative agenda, also praised the legislators’ support.

21
JAN

Windy weekend as Puget Sound Energy works to restore power; County crews clear roads, Metro Transit aims for regular routes
Those who must travel today should be patient and take it slow. Watch for falling ice and tree branches. Stay away from downed power lines. Make safety your first concern.

20
JAN

EVENING UPDATE: First case of carbon monoxide poisoning reported and DDES offers free damage inspections
As King County continues to coordinate agency response to the unrelenting winter storm that struck the region this week, the County urges residents to use caution while traveling and find safe ways to stay warm and safe during power outages.

20
JAN

Clear storm drains and watch for falling branches
Those who must travel today should be patient and take it slow. Watch for falling ice and tree branches. Stay away from downed power lines. Make safety your first concern.

20
JAN

King County road crews work non-stop to clear historic storm debris
The King County Road Services Division continues round-the-clock response to challenging weather conditions including downed trees blocking County roadways.

19
JAN

Travel is still difficult
Residents should use caution if they must commute to work, and are urged to telecommute on Thursday if possible. Snow and ice did not melt off roadways overnight.

18
JAN

King County government adverse weather operations - Wednesday, January 18
Some King County agencies are reporting altered operations today, Wednesday, January 18.

18
JAN

EVENING UPDATE: Don’t be fooled by calm weather, travel is still difficult
The weather forecast still predicts cold temperatures, and snow and ice will not melt off roadways overnight.

17
JAN

EVENING UPDATE: King County government adverse weather operations
Some King County agencies are reporting altered operations tonight, Tuesday, and tomorrow, Wednesday.

17
JAN

King County government adverse weather operations
Due to snow conditions and slick roads, residents are urged to use caution while commuting to work and to telecommute if possible.

13
JAN

Snow in the forecast: prepare now for possible winter weather emergencies
The National Weather Service is forecasting cold weather and likely snowfall within the next several days. The King County Office of Emergency Management urges residents and businesses to prepare now for possible winter weather emergencies.

12
JAN

King County community comes together to celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King County paid tribute to its namesake today during the 25th anniversary celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year’s event, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” was inspired by a 1957 speech by Dr. King.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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