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Seattle business leaders say dire situation downtown demands swift action  —King 5

King County seeks to gain control of Seattle's City Hall Park amid crime, homelessness concerns  —Puget Sound Business Journal

King County a step closer to potentially taking over Seattle’s City Hall Park  —KIRO 7

The National Nordic Museum gets a new labyrinth  —The Norwegian American

King County moves toward repealing bicycle helmet law  —Crosscut

King County Government: Dunn, Kohl-Welles Lead King County Council In Recognition Of National Recovery Month  —Patch

Ensuring public safety at City Hall Park may rest with King County  —The Seattle Times

57 people from one Seattle homeless encampment got hotel rooms last year. More than 1/3 likely went back to the streets.  —The Seattle Times

More than 70 people living in Seattle's City Hall Park moved to shelters  —King 5

With City Hall Park now cleared, lawmaker suggests building affordable housing there  —Puget Sound Business Journal

Community group played key role in getting City Hall Park campers into temporary shelter  —KOMO

King County Council approves $42 million for backlogged court system —The Seattle Times

King County Council approves $42M for court backlog —AP

Fixing court backlog has a big price tag —The Lewiston Tribune

King County Council approves requirements for electric vehicle charging in new developments —Q13 FOX

King County government: Council approves requirement for electric vehicle charging —Patch

King County expands Health through Housing initiative with third hotel purchase —Seattle Medium

Huge victory for tenants as King County Council broadens protections —The Urbanist

King County Council to consider new limits on evictions —The Seattle Times

King County Council Passes Tenant Protections Without Watering Them Down That Much —The Stranger

King County approves ‘transformative’ package of renter protections —News Nation USA

King County Approves Just Cause Eviction Rules, Caps Move-In Fees — Patch

King County Government: Kohl-Welles To Transfer 'Retired' Vans To Organizations Serving District Four —Patch

Sure would suck for the King County Council to water down tenant protections at a time like this —The Stranger

This Washington county is the first to ban facial recognition technology, official says —CNN

Seattle-area county say it's first US county to pass facial recognition ban —Smart Cities Dive

Seattle’s King County becomes first U.S. county to ban government use of facial recognition software —Geek Wire

County That’s Home to Microsoft and Amazon Votes to Ban Government Use of Facial Recognition —Daily Beast

First County In U.S. Bans Facial Recognition Technology Use By Government & Police —Now This

King County Council bans facial recognition software in government agencies —KUOW

Biden allies press Facebook to review its role in post-election violence —Politico

Washington State’s Most Populous County Bans Use of Facial Recognition Technology —Democracy Now

Facial Recognition Technology Ban Passed by King County Council —The Skanner

King County, Wash., Bans Facial Recognition in Unanimous Vote —Government Technology

Seattle’s King County becomes first U.S. county to ban government use of facial recognition software —Ad Met

King County Council approves $631 million emergency COVID budget —Bellevue Reporter

King County Approves $631 Million Emergency COVID Budget —Patch

King County Council Approve $631 Million Emergency COVID-19 Budget —Auburn Examiner

County Council Approves $631 Million Emergency COVID Budget —The Seattle Medium

King County passes $631M rescue plan for COVID recovery; Seattle unveils its $128M proposal —The Seattle Times

States move to limit government use of facial recognition software —CNBC

King County May Prohibit Sheriffs from Eating Your Face —The Stranger

King County Council puts off vote on proposal to ban facial recognition technology —MYNorthwest

King County Council delays vote on facial recognition ban —The Seattle Times

Another sewage spill closes water at Golden Gardens, portions of Kitsap County shorelines —Q13 Fox

Uphill battle: Helmet laws that fuel inequity —Real Change

County Council to pass sixth COVID supplemental budget —Queen Anne & Magnolia News

King County Council to consider renter-rights proposal for unincorporated areas —White Center Now

West Point Treatment Plant in for $65 million makeover after sewage spills —My Northwest

King County Council passes supplemental budget with millions for rental assistance, vaccine efforts —Seattle P-I

Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles to host a Womxn’s History Month panel today —My Ballard

County Council approves sixth supplemental COVID budget, prepares for next —Queen Anne & Magnolia News

County approves spending $65 million for West Point Treatment Plant upgrades  —Queen Anne & Magnolia News

King County could be first in nation to ban government use of facial recognition technology —KIRO 7

King County Council passes hazard pay ordinance for grocery store workers in unincorporated areas —Seattle PI

$4-per-hour hazard pay for grocery workers approved by King County Council —White Center Blog

Racial disparities prompt calls to repeal King County helmet law —Seattle Times

King County to re-examine decades old helmet law —Crosscut

Do helmet laws discriminate against homeless individuals? —Auburn Examiner

King County Council rebukes preferential COVID-19 vaccinations, calls on state to take action —The Seattle Times

King County Councilmembers condemn special access to COVID vaccine —MyNorthwest

How Big Hospital Donors and School Board VIPs Are Skipping the Vaccine Line —The Daily Beast

King County Council rebukes preferential COVID-19 vaccinations, calls on state to take action —Seattle Times

Latest federal COVID package offers minimal relief to King County depts —Queen Anne News

Contact Councilmember
Kohl-Welles

Main phone:
206-477-1004

TTY/TDD:
206-296-1024

Fax:
206-296-0198