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September

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King County Council Recognizes Desperate Need for Diapers
Parents know, when a child needs a clean diaper, they need a clean diaper. But for too many children in King County and across the nation, their parents can’t always afford to keep up.

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County Council Recognizes September as National Recovery Month
Metropolitan King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn and Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles were on Wednesday joined by their Council colleagues in recognizing September as National Recovery Month in King County.

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Council Committee clears way for addition of 40 new affordable homes in Pioneer Square
The King County Budget and Fiscal Management Committee on Tuesday approved an amendment that clears the way for the last stage of a major mixed use development that will add 40 new affordable homes in the Pioneer Square neighborhood.

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Council Passes Measure to Provide Disaster Relief to the Bahamas
The King County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that will allow King County employees to help provide relief to the people of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

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King County Council Votes to Support Students in Youth-Led Global Climate Strike
The King County Council on Wednesday voted to support a worldwide walkout of students urging immediate action on climate change.

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Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff Provides Update on Federal Way and Tacoma Dome Link Extensions: 15 minutes from Future Federal Way Station to Sea-Tac Airport
Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff joined King County Councilmember Pete von Reichbauer’s September “Good Eggs” breakfast at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club in Federal Way, discussing ways to provide transit options for the 1.8 million new people projected to move to the region by 2050, and updating the guests in attendance on South King County projects.

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Federal Way Boys and Girls Club Breakfast Raises over $40,000 for South King County Youth
This year’s annual Federal Way “Breakfast for Kids” was held at the Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center in Federal Way. Tod Leiweke, President and CEO of NHL Seattle joined this year’s breakfast as the keynote speaker to discuss the importance of resiliency in the face of challenges and never losing sight of your dreams.

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Dunn, Gossett Introduce Motion to Provide Disaster Relief to the Bahamas
Today, King County Councilmembers Reagan Dunn and Larry Gossett introduced a motion that would provide relief to the people of the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.

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Dunn Delivers Retired Metro Van to Renton School for Students with Learning Disabilities
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn presented a King County Metro Van to New Horizon School, which provides specialized education and training programs to students with learning disabilities.

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Dunn Legislative Package Proposes Innovative Solutions to Homelessness Crisis
Metropolitan King County Vice Chair Reagan Dunn introduced a package of legislation that aims to address core needs of homeless populations within King County.

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Renton, Covington, Enumclaw Uber, Lyft, taxi drivers to get sex trafficking awareness training
The council on Wednesday approved legislation that will lead to a requirement that for-hire drivers, including those with Uber and Lyft, receive sex trafficking awareness training as part of their county licensing process.

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Uber, Lyft, taxi drivers to get sex trafficking awareness training
King County will soon have yet another line of defense against sex trafficking, thanks to a measure passed by the County Council.

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King County Flood Control District grants to go toward Middle Soos Creek restoration project
On September 4th, the King County Flood Control District awarded $50,000 in grant funding to the Green River Coalition to improve salmon habitat along the Soos Creek Park trail corridor.

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Controversial Homelessness Proposal Opposed by Dunn
Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued a statement in opposition to the regional homelessness authority proposal from Mayor Jenny Durkan and Executive Dow Constantine.

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