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Dow Constantine



Sale of emissions credits from landfill gas will net an estimated $500,000 a year from pioneering King County effort
When King County began collecting revenue last year from the sale of methane gas created from decomposing garbage buried in a landfill, it was only the start.


Executive congratulates members of Regional Transit Task Force on winning prestigious award
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated the appointees to the Regional Transit Task Force for winning the prestigious James R. Ellis Regional Leadership Award from the Municipal League of King County.


Seattle, King County receive more than $21.5 million in federal homeless assistance grants
The City of Seattle and King County have been awarded 2011-2012 federal homeless assistance funds totaling more than $21.5 million, providing renewal funding for 65 existing housing and supportive service programs helping people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.


Community comes together to celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
More than 750 people packed the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle today to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to recognize “we are the ones we have been waiting for,” the theme of King County’s 24th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.


King County Civil Rights Commission to honor student essay contest winners
Three local 8th grade students will be presented awards for their winning submissions to the King County Civil Right Commission’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Writing Contest.


Executive thanks Council for confirming Claudia Balducci as Director of King County corrections
King County Executive Dow Constantine today thanked the Metropolitan King County Council for confirming his appointee for Director of the King County Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD). Claudia Balducci has served in an acting capacity since October.


Statement by Executive Constantine on shooting of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords
"My thoughts are for the speedy recovery of Congresswoman Giffords and the others wounded in this unspeakable assault on one of our nation’s elected leaders.


Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of man on Beacon Hill by Seattle police SWAT team
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Vu Hoang Quach by three Seattle police SWAT officers on November 22, 2010.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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