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Dow Constantine


2012 Executive Office news releases

27
DEC

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.

21
DEC

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.

20
DEC

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.

20
DEC

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.

18
DEC

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.

17
DEC

Business remains brisk for marriage licenses at King County Recorder’s Office
1,001 licenses issued since marriage equality became law on Dec. 6

17
DEC

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

14
DEC

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.

14
DEC

King County sells $31 million in bonds at near zero interest costs
Top credit scores and low market rates help save taxpayers money

13
DEC

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

11
DEC

King County Executive Dow Constantine applauds deal between Port of Seattle and Hanjin
“Congratulations to the Port of Seattle and Hanjin Shipping for reaching an agreement that will keep jobs in our region for the coming decade. Having an active cargo terminal is in the best interest of our local economy, and I am pleased they were able to reach an agreement that creates long-term stability.”

11
DEC

Agreement calls for specific actions to help Third Avenue Corridor
King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and Downtown Seattle Association President and CEO Kate Joncas today signed a landmark Memorandum of Agreement, calling for a series of improvements to the Third Avenue corridor to support Seattle’s strengths, address its challenges and work collaboratively with the community to continue building a great place downtown.

8
DEC

King County marriage licensing event concludes with 623 licenses issued in just three days
King County issues 623 marriage licenses in the 3 days since a marriage equality law went into effect. The first wedding of a same-sex couple takes place Sunday at 12:01 a.m. at the King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle.

7
DEC

Business still booming for marriage licenses
71 marriage licenses issued on Friday, special hours wrap up on Saturday

7
DEC

Executive names citizen panel to evaluate applicants for King County Council vacancy
King County Executive Dow Constantine today named a 13-member panel to help evaluate applicants for appointment to the seat being vacated by King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson.

6
DEC

County Executive Dow Constantine issues first King County marriage licenses to same-sex couples
King County issues first same-sex marriage licenses after R-74 was approved by voters this fall.

6
DEC

King County rings in Marriage Equality Day by issuing a record 489 marriage licenses today
On December 6, after 18 and a half hours, the county issued 489 licenses in a record-breaking day.

6
DEC

Smooth sailing so far for first half of Marriage Equality Day
Nine hours into the first day of a new law allowing same-sex couples to legally wed, King County issued 345 marriage licenses. That number smashes the old record of 212, with half of a marathon 18-hour day yet to go.

6
DEC

King County sets licensing record during Marriage Equality Day marathon
247 marriage licenses issued in first four hours

4
DEC

13 North King County residents apply to fill future vacancy on County Council
Thirteen North King County residents have applied to fill the vacancy that will occur on the Metropolitan King County Council when state Attorney General-elect Bob Ferguson is sworn into office on January 16, 2013.

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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


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