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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2017

16
FEB

Executive Constantine releases statement on state Supreme Court ruling
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the state Supreme Court ruling State of Washington v. Arlene's Flowers

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FEB

Executive Constantine announces rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees in King County
Executive Constantine and members of the King County Council today announced action that will provide rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees amid rising fear. The one-time funding would establish a legal defense fund that will help residents navigate the naturalization process and support community organizations on the frontlines of immigrant rights and education.

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FEB

King County Executive, Sheriff, Council applaud House vote allowing law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents
The state House of Representatives today passed a measure allowing local and state law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents. The measure was proposed by King County Sheriff John Urquhart, sponsored by Representative Drew Stokesbary, and supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Metropolitan King County Council.

14
FEB

Metro, SDOT expand late-night bus service for workers, travelers and nightlife denizens
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced legislation Tuesday to expand and improve late-night bus service in the City of Seattle. The proposal, which Executive Constantine submitted to the King County Council, meets the demand for transit from late-night and early-morning workers, as well as those enjoying nightlife and traveling off-hours to the airport.

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FEB

King County among the first in the nation to achieve a global milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS
King County is one of the first counties in the United States to reach a major milestone set by the World Health Organization to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Public Health – Seattle & King County achieved the goal three years ahead of schedule. Health officials celebrated the achievement but warn against complacency.

9
FEB

Executive on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision: Today's ruling heartens all who believe in the rule of law
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Trump administration's travel ban.

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FEB

Executive on U.S. District Court ruling on immigration ban: Washington State leads the resistance to this new regime
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the U.S. District Court order on President Trump's immigration ban.

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FEB

Nearly 5 million Metro Transit trips in 2016 were taken with ORCA LIFT cards, the latest milestone for the nation's leading reduced-fare program
King County Metro Transit passengers tapped ORCA LIFT cards nearly 5 million times in 2016. The reduced-fare program's enrollment success is the result of an innovative partnership between Metro Transit and Public Health.

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JAN

Executive Constantine issues statement on Children and Family Justice Center
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the Children and Family Justice Center

27
JAN

Moving forward on expert recommendations to confront the heroin and opioid epidemic
King County is moving forward on all eight recommendations presented by a task force of experts to confront the heroin and opioid epidemic. The eight recommendations focus on prevention, increasing access to treatment on demand, and reducing the number of fatal overdoses. The 40-member task force included experts from a wide range of disciplines, including public health, criminal justice, treatment providers, hospitals and schools

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JAN

Executive Constantine issues statement on executive orders signed today by President Trump
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on executive orders signed by President Trump

23
JAN

Joined by local providers and patients, Executive Constantine announces health care priorities as Congress debates rollback
As Congress continues to make legislative moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, King County Executive Dow Constantine and Chair of the King County Council Joe McDermott stood with local health care providers to express their firm commitment to protect and improve access to affordable health care in King County.

21
JAN

Executive Constantine issues this statement on the passing of Kenny McCormick
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement after the passing of Kenny McCormick

17
JAN

King County is once again at the forefront of food safety, making ratings more accurate, consistent and transparent
Public Health – Seattle & King County worked with top researchers, food inspectors and community advocates to develop a new way of communicating how well local restaurants perform in terms of food safety. The new window signs and ratings system ensures that King County remains at the forefront of accurate and transparent food safety ratings.

10
JAN

King County Executive announces purchases of battery buses, challenges industry to build next-generation transit
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that King County Metro Transit will acquire 120 all-electric battery buses by 2020. As part of this commitment, Metro will purchase up to 73 battery buses from Burlingame, Calif.-based Proterra. The first 20 are scheduled to go into service this year and 2019.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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