King County Executive
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of man who reportedly fired shots in Issaquah neighborhood
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Ronald Williams Ficker by Issaquah police officers on September 24, 2011.
Seattle, King County receive more than $21.8 million in federal homeless assistance grants
Federal homeless assistance funds totaling more than $21.8 million have been awarded to the City of Seattle and King County for 2012-2013, making it possible to continue to provide a range of housing and supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Partnerships and reforms help build record of accomplishment in King County Executive’s first two years in office
The precise midpoint for the current four-year term of King County Executive Dow Constantine is Wednesday, December 21 – and with the County back on sound financial footing, the Executive took stock of the achievements of his first two years in office.
King County warns of apparent email scam
King County is warning of an apparent email scam.
County Executive congratulates Machinists and Boeing on new labor pact
King County Executive Dow Constantine praised ratification by the Aerospace Machinists of a four-year contract extension.
Moody’s restores King County's “stable” bond outlook, reaffirms high credit rating
Moody’s Investor’s Service today reaffirmed the county’s high bond ratings and restored the outlook for King County bonds to “stable.”
King County leases Metro's Lake Union property to The Center for Wooden Boats
King County today leased a small, but choice, piece of waterfront property on Lake Union to The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) that could one day expand the educational and recreational opportunities there.
King County awards $10.6 million to affordable housing development countywide
Creating housing for veterans, homeless families and others in need, King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced approximately $10.6 million in awards for affordable housing development across the county
Executive congratulates Machinists and Boeing on bringing the 737 MAX to King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated The Boeing Company and the Machinists on their ability to work together to reach an agreement that ensures jobs and prosperity
Inquest ordered into fatal police shooting of a homicide suspect in Seattle’s Belltown
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the shooting death of Eric Blaine Evans by a Seattle Police homicide detective on October 23, 2011.
King County workforce development program wins Governor’s Best Practice Award
For the second year in a row, an innovative King County education and employment program has been awarded a Workforce and Economic Development Best Practice award by Governor Gregoire.
Executive and Council praise Congressional approval of $37.5 million for future Metro RapidRide serving both North and South King County
King County Executive Dow Constantine and members of the Metropolitan King County Council today expressed their appreciation to Congress for appropriating $37.5 million for two more Metro Transit RapidRide lines.
Executive congratulates David Frockt on his appointment to the Washington State Senate
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated David Frockt on his appointment to the State Senate to fill the remainder of the term left by the sudden passing of Sen. Scott White
Executive lauds appointment of Judge Steven González to Washington Supreme Court
King County Executive Dow Constantine today lauded the appointment of King County Superior Court Judge Steven González to the State Supreme Court:
National medical journal documents success of King County employees in losing weight through innovative wellness program
Employee wellness programs can play an important role in the nation’s health, according to a new study published in a national medical journal that documents sustained weight loss by King County employees
Executive applauds Bellevue action on East Link light rail
King County Executive Dow Constantine commented on tonight’s ratification by the Bellevue City Council of an agreement with Sound Transit for East Link routing, financing and mitigation.
Executive Constantine urges swift action to approve marriage equality for all Washingtonians
King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded the kickoff of the Washington United for Marriage effort—a coordinated effort to secure full marriage rights for all Washington residents.
Executive congratulates Council for unprecedented adoption of new King County Budget 12 days ahead of schedule
King County Executive Dow Constantine today praised the working collaboration with the Metropolitan King County Council that led to adoption of the 2012 King County Budget one-and-a-half weeks ahead of schedule.
King County Executive on rejection of I-1125
"I-1125 was a stealth effort to stop light rail on I-90 and delay replacement of the 520 bridge. I am grateful that so many voters saw through it and rejected it, and by an overwhelming ."
Executive Constantine reflects on the legacy of State Sen. Scott White
Today we gathered to mourn the untimely death of State Senator Scott White, and to celebrate his many contributions. A young man of just 41 years, he leaves behind a wife and two young children. My condolences and continuing thoughts are with Scott’s wife Alison, his family, and his many friends.