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King County Executive
Dow Constantine


January

30
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

25
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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