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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2015 Executive Office news releases

1
JUL

Executive thanks Legislature for providing tools to expand access to arts and culture in King County
A bill passed by the Legislature grants new voter-approved sales tax authority to King County to create a fund that provides local services, including access to arts and culture, increasing capacity for mental-health treatment, and expanding affordable-housing options.

30
JUN

Executive delivers bold new plan to confront climate change after hottest June on record
Executive Constantine’s five-year action plan on climate change, an ambitious, results-oriented road map, heads to the County Council.

26
JUN

King County lowers flags in memory of WSU's Elson Floyd
As requested by the governor, King County will lower flags on Saturday in memory of Elson Floyd. The longtime president of Washington State University died this week of cancer at the age of 59.

26
JUN

Executive Constantine on marriage equality ruling
Supreme Court rules 5-4 that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.

25
JUN

Executive Constantine on Supreme Court ruling upholding health insurance tax subsidies
In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court today ruled that subsidies to purchase health insurance on the federal exchange are allowed under the Affordable Care Act.

25
JUN

King County ready to help residents during increasingly hot, dry weather
King County is making resources available to help protect vulnerable residents from heat-related illnesses, and to protect communities from the increasing risk of wildfires. Fire chiefs strongly recommend attending professional firework shows rather than shooting fireworks due to the unusually dry conditions.

24
JUN

King County Fire Marshal joins King County fire chiefs urging residents to attend professional public fireworks displays due to fire danger
The King County Fire Marshal and King County fire agencies are urging residents to attend one of the many professional public fireworks displays during the Fourth of July weekend instead of lighting off their own fireworks.

22
JUN

Executive orders flags at all King County facilities lowered in honor of Charleston shooting victims
Order by Executive Constantine honors the nine people killed in the shootings at a South Carolina church

19
JUN

Fire Marshal issues burn ban in unincorporated areas
Phase 1 burn ban applies to all outdoor burning in unincorporated King County except for small recreational fires in established fire pits at approved camp grounds or on private property with the owner's permission.

6
JUN

On National Trails Day, get out to one of two nationally recognized hiking trails in King County
On National Trails Day, Executive Constantine thanked Interior Secretary Sally Jewel for designating two popular trails located in King County -- Snoqualmie Valley and Mount Si -- as National Recreation Trails.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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