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Council News:


Dunn and Upthegrove Proclaim September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month
King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Dave Upthegrove were joined by their fellow councilmembers in proclaiming September as Behavioral Health Recovery Month in King County.


Free Youth Transit Passes Soon to Be Available Across King County
The King County Council has passed legislation that will now grant young people free year-round public transit. Dubbed the Free Youth Transit Pass, the measure passed unanimously earlier this afternoon and will now allow all King County residents under the age of 19 to ride for free starting later this summer


Council approves creation of permanent gun, ammo return program
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a proposal to create a permanent voluntary safe firearm and ammunition return program within the King County Sheriff's Office.


Amid overdose surge, Council declares fentanyl a public health crisis
The King County Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Councilmember Reagan Dunn’s legislation, co-sponsored by Councilmembers Jeanne Kohl-Welles and Sarah Perry, to declare fentanyl a public health crisis in King County.


Patti Cole-Tindall confirmed as King County Sheriff
The King County Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to confirm Patti Cole-Tindall as the new King County Sheriff.

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