Metropolitan King County
Councilmember Lambert salutes 5th anniversary of Carnation-Duvall Medical Reserve Corps
King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert joined community volunteers to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Carnation-Duvall Medical Reserve Corps on April 20.
Council committee engages in regional economy panel discussion
The Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee (TrEE) hosted a panel discussion today on the comparative economic advantages of the county, its current economic status, and what King County government can do to support economic growth. Panel members included Professor William Beyers from the University of Washington, Economic Forecaster Richard Conway of Dick Conway & Associates, and Labor Leader David Freiboth of the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council.
Council recognizes Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, encourages safe disposal of unused drugs
Prescription drug abuse is growing in the U.S., with the primary source of those drugs being unused and expired medicines kept inside the home. The Metropolitan King County Council today gave its unanimous support to a national effort encouraging the safe disposal of unused drugs by recognizing the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, set for this Saturday, April 30.
King County proclaims Child Abuse Prevention Month in April
To help broaden awareness about the impacts of child abuse and neglect, King County joined in the national effort this week with a proclamation of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.
King County Board of Health adopts new guidelines for healthier foods in vending machines
Healthy Vending Guidelines make healthier choices possible for people on the go
Council adopts plan to make land available for neighborhood “farms”
Focus of Community Garden Program is partnership between County, neighborhood groups
Council recognizes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Recognizing survivors and raising awareness to stop sexual violence