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King County Executive
Dow Constantine



Executive Constantine congratulates Chris Hansen and partners on purchase agreement for NBA franchise
King County Executive Dow Constantine today congratulated Chris Hansen and his investment partners on reaching agreement for purchase of an NBA franchise.


King County honors its namesake for the 26th year
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembered at annual event


Executive Constantine applauds President’s leadership on preventing gun violence
King County Executive Dow Constantine today applauded President Obama’s announcement of new measures and proposals to prevent gun violence:


Executive sends three names to King County Council for consideration to fill vacancy in Council District 1
King County Executive Dow Constantine today submitted three names to the Metropolitan King County Council for consideration to fill the vacancy left by the election of Councilmember Bob Ferguson as state Attorney General.


King County leaders launch new campaign to raise awareness of human trafficking in King County
King County today launched a countywide campaign to raise awareness of the problem of human trafficking in our community. The campaign includes ads on 200 Metro buses that will begin to appear on Friday, a public service announcement, and a program to train key County staff to recognize and respond to human trafficking situations.


Inquest ordered into death of West Seattle man with sword after struggle with police
King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the death of Mike Chen, who died on or about September 10, 2012 following a confrontation with police outside his West Seattle apartment four days earlier.


King County and Seattle to launch Gun Safety Initiative
King County Executive Dow Constantine, Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, Seattle Police Deputy Chief Nick Metz, Dr. David Fleming of Public Health – Seattle & King County, Renee Hopkins of the Seattle Police Foundation, and Reverend Aaron Williams of Seattle’s Mount Zion Baptist Church today announced a new Gun Safety Initiative, including a gun buyback program. Former Seattle mayors Greg Nickels, Norm Rice, Charles Royer and Wes Uhlman are serving as co-chairs of the program.


Executive Constantine makes friendly wager with Executive of Prince George’s County in Maryland over outcome of Seahawks/Redskins playoff game
Via webcam, the two wager local coffees and the wearing of the winner’s jersey; Constantine to travel east for game as guest of the host county

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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