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King County Executive News

2012 Executive Office news releases

Dec. 27
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of a man in Fall City mobile home park
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Eric Todd Berg, 42, by a King County Sheriff's Deputy on December 10, 2012.  
Dec. 21
Citizen panel recommends five names for pending vacancy on King County Council
A field of 13 applicants for a pending vacancy on the Metropolitan King County Council was narrowed to five last night by a citizen panel convened by King County Executive Dow Constantine, who will decide on three names to transmit to the Council for the appointment. 
Dec. 20
Verdict favors King County in Brightwater tunneling lawsuit
A King County Superior Court jury this afternoon awarded King County $155.8 million in damages after finding a Brightwater tunneling contractor defaulted on key contractual obligations. 
Dec. 20
King County Executive's Top 12 for 2012
With 2012 nearing an end, King County Executive Dow Constantine took the opportunity to look back at his office's top 12 accomplishments of the year and how they build on the reforms of previous years. 
Dec. 18
King County and class counsel reach tentative settlement in Dolan class action
King County and attorneys for the class today announced they have reached a tentative settlement in the Dolan v. King County class action lawsuit. The lawsuit involves claims against King County on behalf of the current and former attorneys and staff of the non-profit agencies that provide its public defense services. The settlement comes after a ruling earlier this year from the Washington Supreme Court requiring King County to enroll class members for pension benefits in the Washington Public Employees Retirement System. 
Dec. 17
Business remains brisk for marriage licenses at King County Recorder’s Office
1,001 licenses issued since marriage equality became law on Dec. 6 
Dec. 17
Text-to-911 service soon to be available in King County
FCC proposal calls for nationwide implementation of 9-1-1 texting by all wireless carriers by May 2014 
Dec. 14
King County Executive directs flags to half-staff for victims of school shooting tragedy in Connecticut
King County Executive Dow Constantine has directed that flags at all King County facilities be lowered to half-staff, following proclamations from the President and the Governor, for the victims of today’s tragic events in Newtown, Connecticut.  
Dec. 14
King County sells $31 million in bonds at near zero interest costs
Top credit scores and low market rates help save taxpayers money 
Dec. 13
Testimony of King County Executive Dow Constantine on the proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal EIS
Testimony of King County Executive Dow Constantine on the proposed Cherry Point coal export terminal EIS 
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