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King County renames hiking trails to honor climbing legends Jim Whittaker, Nawang Gombu
Two popular hiking trails leading to the highest point in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park were officially renamed for mountaineering legends Jim Whittaker and Sherpa Nawang Gombu in a ceremony today with Mr. Whittaker and King County Executive Dow Constantine.


Seattle and King County Councils approve historic growth-management partnership
As many as 25,000 acres of King County’s farms and forests will receive protection from development under an innovative partnership proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and approved today by both the City and the County Councils.