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Dow Constantine



Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of a man in the Wedgewood neighborhood of Seattle
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Che Andre Taylor by Seattle police officers in February. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while performing his or her duties.


Executive previews first Best Starts for Kids strategy, which will prevent youth and family homelessness
The first strategy that will be funded by Executive Constantine’s Best Starts for Kids initiative is based on a highly successful pilot project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that prevented local children and families from becoming homeless.


Heroin and prescription opiate task force already taking action to reduce fatal overdoses
The task force of experts that Executive Constantine and Mayor Murray brought together in March to confront the region’s growing heroin epidemic is already taking action that will prevent fatal overdoses.


Executive launches partnership to plant one million trees across King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a new partnership to plant one million trees by the end of 2020. The initiative will help confront climate change and improve the health of neighborhoods and natural habitats across the county.


Help shape the future of transit in King County
Executive Constantine invites residents to share their ideas on the future of transit in King County as Metro finalizes its long-range plan to create an integrated transportation system that provides more choices to more destinations.


Executive: 'Alaska Airlines just added a new chapter in our region's proud aerospace history'
King County Executive Dow Constantine issued the following statement in regard to Alaska Airlines acquiring Virgin America.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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