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King County Executive
Dow Constantine



Some King County facilities will go dark Saturday night to support Earth Hour 2009
King County tomorrow night will officially support Earth Hour 2009, a global climate event led by the World Wildlife Fund.


Affordable housing becoming harder to find in King County
Finding and keeping affordable housing is becoming more difficult for the King County residents with the fewest economic options, such as low income households. Many of them are also paying more than they can afford to keep a roof over their head, according to the new King County Benchmarks Affordable Housing Bulletin released this week. Updated with two years of new data, the bulletin is part of the county's 11th annual report on progress in implementing countywide planning policies.


King County joins blogosphere
March snow and ice gave King County’s new blog a good test run over the weekend as Metro Transit started using the KCNews blog and the existing KCNews Twitter feed to improve communication with its riders and the media.


King County adopts new health benefits
Building on the innovative principles of its groundbreaking health reform initiative, King County labor and management leaders have approved a new three-year agreement on a health care plan for the county’s employees and their families.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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