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On Monday, April 27, King County Executive Dow Constantine delivered the annual State of the County address at a special meeting of the Metropolitan King County Council.

Executive Constantine introduced Best Starts for Kids, an initiative to fund prevention and early intervention strategies based on the latest brain science.

Best Starts for Kids is the most comprehensive strategy of its kind in the nation to create a unified approach to investment in a child's first five years, followed by interventions as needed on a child's journey to adulthood, along with support for safe, healthy communities that reinforce progress.

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Dow Constantine
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