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Dow Constantine



Soundgarden helps Executive launch the SoundGuardian, King County’s new environmental research vessel
Executive Constantine launched the SoundGuardian, King County’s new environmental research vessel named after the legendary Seattle band Soundgarden. Field scientists will use the vessel to monitor water quality, respond to illegal spills, and study the effects of climate change


Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of a Burien man by Sheriff’s Office deputies
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a 39-year-old Burien man by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4. 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 duty.


Executive on mass shooting in Orlando: We stand united to support our LGBT community
King County Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the shooting massacre that occurred Saturday in Orlando, Fla.


Executive in Beijing to participate in U.S.-China climate summit
Executive Constantine is one of 20 elected leaders invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate in a U.S.-China climate summit in Beijing. Leaders from both countries will build upon the landmark 2014 agreement by President Obama and President Xi to reduce carbon emissions.


Executive on the massive oil-train fire in Oregon: We must stand united as a region to protect communities from this growing risk
Executive Constantine – who is the chair of an organization of more than 160 elected leaders from across the Pacific Northwest committed to safe transport and export of coal and oil – issued a statement after an oil train derailed and caused a massive fire in the Columbia River Gorge.

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Dow Constantine
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