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Dow Constantine


October

30
OCT

King County’s first modular housing project opens in Sodo, to serve Native American and Alaska Native people
King County Executive Dow Constantine joined Chief Seattle Club Executive Director Colleen Echohawk and others to celebrate the completion of a new housing project in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood focused on serving Native American and Alaska Native people exiting homelessness.

29
OCT

Trailhead Direct ridership increased 75 percent in its second full season
Ridership on Trailhead Direct – a transit-to-trails service co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks – increased 75 percent during the second year of a two-year pilot project. The improved service design made it possible for hikers to board any of the four routes and get to any trail in the Trailhead Direct network.

28
OCT

Executive Constantine orders inquests into three officer-involved deaths
King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered three separate inquests into deaths involving police.

23
OCT

Executive Constantine statement on the passing of Jim Ellis
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Jim Ellis

18
OCT

Small planes fly kokanee salmon to Orcas Island hatchery, the latest emergency action by King County and partners to ensure the native species’ survival
Volunteer pilots helped King County and its conservation partners fly Lake Sammamish kokanee salmon raised at a hatchery in Issaquah to Long Live the Kings’ hatchery on Orcas Island, the latest emergency action to ensure the survival of a native species that is important to the region’s bio-diversity.

17
OCT

King County files class-action lawsuit against JUUL for targeting vaping products to youth, creating public health crisis
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced that King County has filed a lawsuit against the e-cigarette company JUUL Labs, Inc. and Altria Group, INC. for creating and sustaining the youth vaping epidemic.

10
OCT

Increasing kokanee’s chances of survival: Young salmon released after extended stay in a safe environment as lake conditions improved
The Lake Sammamish Kokanee Work Group is releasing more than 3,000 juvenile kokanee salmon into Lake Sammamish – offspring from last year’s extremely low return of the native fish to the spawning streams – after raising them in a protected environment since spring to increase their odds of survival.

10
OCT

Executive Constantine: We stand for the rule of law against ICE
King County Executive Dow Constantine released a statement affirming his commitment to the Constitution as ICE ramps up a media strategy aimed at intimidating welcoming communities.

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Dow Constantine
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