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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


2017

24
APR

Executive unveils stronger community-centered response for youth and families in crisis
Following through on his promise to push forward the best ideas in juvenile justice reform, King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a plan to divert more young people from detention by providing 24/7 community-based services and short-term emergency housing for at risk youth and those involved in the justice system.

17
APR

King County honors the heroic sacrifice of firefighter Luther Dean Bonner with a new airport fire station that captures his story
King County elected officials honored the memory of Luther Dean Bonner – a Seattle firefighter whose courageous sacrifice in 1943 has been largely forgotten– and named the new rescue and fire station at King County International Airport in his memory.

3
APR

King County, Seattle and other cities unite on regional plan to confront homelessness
Executive Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced a new regional approach to confronting homelessness throughout King County, one that will unite cities, community partners and civic leaders.

29
MAR

Executive on judge's ruling on DREAMer Daniel Ramirez Medina: We look forward to the day when he can build a secure and productive life in our community
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after an immigration judge ruled that Daniel Ramirez Medina -- an immigrant from Mexico protected by the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings.

29
MAR

Executive on judge's ruling on DREAMer Daniel Ramirez Medina: We look forward to the day when he can build a secure and productive life in our community
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after an immigration judge ruled that Daniel Ramirez Medina -- an immigrant from Mexico protected by the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program -- can be released from custody pending his deportation proceedings.

27
MAR

Executive on the Justice Department: If this is about coercing a local jurisdiction to imprison people without judicial process then no, we will not be bullied
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice.

23
MAR

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Mi’Chance Dunlap-Gittens by King County Sheriff’s deputies
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Mi’Chance Deshon Dunlap-Gittens by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Jan. 27, 2017. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

23
MAR

Executive on Senate's education funding proposal: This plan would result in more kids who can't go to school because they are sick
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in response to the state Senate’s proposed operating budget.

22
MAR

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Patrick Reddeck by Kent police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Patrick Reddeck on Oct. 16, 2016 by Kent police officers. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

20
MAR

State of the County: Executive Constantine announces focus on healthy aging, new reception centers for youth
King County Executive Dow Constantine, in his annual State of the County address, announced plans for two new short-stay centers for youth in crisis, and a new focus on serving the needs of the region’s growing population of seniors. Executive Constantine also outlined progress on transportation, human services and environmental protection.

16
MAR

Executive on President Trump’s proposed budget: An assault on the environment, economy and mobility of King County
President Trump’s $1.07 trillion budget request released today proposes significant cuts to federal programs funding King County transit, human services, public health and other critical services. King County departments are continuing to calibrate the impacts of the Trump budget on our 2.1 million residents as the White House prepares a more detailed budget expected in early May.

10
MAR

ACA replacement proposal undermines health coverage gains in King County, puts public’s health at risk
Policy experts at Public Health – Seattle & King County determined House Speaker Paul Ryan's proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act would endanger health care coverage for more than 200,000 county residents; increase out of pocket costs for low-income individuals; revoke coverage for mental health and substance-use disorder treatment; and erode the County’s ability to respond to disease outbreaks.

9
MAR

Dramatically increasing access for kids and families to experience local art, science and cultural heritage
An initiative announced by Executive Constantine will dramatically increase equity and access for kids and families to experience local art, science and culture heritage throughout King County, with a particular focus on underserved populations.

7
MAR

Executive on the passing of Rep. Helen Sommers: The state has lost a leader, and generations of state leaders have lost a mentor
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following tribute honoring former state Rep. Helen Sommers.

6
MAR

Executive Constantine on new travel ban: In King County, we are taking a much different path
King County Executive Dow Constantine today released the following statement in response to President Trump's executive order that restricts travel to the United States from six predominately Muslim nations.

2
MAR

Proposed sale of Convention Place Station: more funds for transit improvements, big boost for regional economic development
King County Executive Dow Constantine sent legislation to the King County Council to sell Metro’s Convention Place Station to the Washington State Convention Center for a total of $275 million. The funds would support Metro’s bus services and capital improvements. The agreement also includes additional funding towards affordable housing and a fund for art.

1
MAR

New report charts course to zero-emission, carbon-neutral King County Metro bus fleet
As part of his commitment to replace the current bus fleet with clean vehicles, King County Executive Dow Constantine released a report detailing how King County Metro Transit can transition to a completely zero-emission bus fleet as early as 2034.

22
FEB

Executive Constantine to Congress: We stand with Planned Parenthood to protect progress on women’s health
Public Health – Seattle and King County and Planned Parenthood announced significant progress in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and rate of uninsured women of reproductive age. King County Executive Dow Constantine pledged to work with Planned Parenthood and other health care partners to ensure the county’s most vulnerable women maintain access to family planning services.

21
FEB

King County posts record transit ridership in year of bus and train expansion
Transit ridership across King County Metro and Sound Transit climbed to its highest levels ever, totaling about 150 million rides in the King County area in 2016. The Seattle area leads the nation in ridership growth compared to the largest metro areas in the U.S. Strong ridership between Metro and Sound Transit highlights significant progress on King County Executive Dow Constantine’s priority of integrating the region’s transit network.

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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