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Dow Constantine



King County Public Health director receives statewide leadership award
Patty Hayes, the interim director of Public Health – Seattle & King County, received a statewide award for her work to improve the health and well-being of women, children, and families in Washington.


Executive thanks voters for passage of emergency radio network measure
Executive Constantine thanked the voters of King County for their 65-percent approval to replace a dangerously outdated emergency radio network for first responders.


Executive Constantine proposes strategy to put every child in King County on path toward lifelong success
The Executive’s proposed Best Starts for Kids initiative would fund prevention and early intervention strategies based on the latest brain science. It is the first 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.


King County makes it easier to live green, make sustainable choices
To commemorate Earth Day, Executive Constantine is encouraging residents to take advantage of the many resources King County offers to make sustainable, eco-friendly choices in homes and businesses. The Exec has proclaimed April 22 as "Earth Action Day" in King County.


Executive Constantine honors 14 eco-friendly leaders with Green Globe Awards
From improving the local food system, to leadership in environmental and social justice, food waste prevention, open space preservation, earth-friendly building practices and more, King County's 2015 Green Globe Award winners are an inspiration to those working to protect the environment.


Property taxes due for first half of 2015
King County offers a secure and efficient online payment system, among other options for property taxpayers.


Executive Constantine supports House Transportation Committee proposal
King County Executive Dow Constantine tonight issued a statement in regard to the House Transportation Committee’s proposal.


Inquest ordered into death of man following exchange of gunfire with Kent Police
Fact-finding hearing is customary to determine causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement while in performance of duties.


Innovative surface treatment will prevent skidding on King County’s busiest roads
King County identified 28 of the busiest roads in unincorporated areas to receive an innovative surface treatment that provides tires with better grip and additional guardrails. The projects will be paid for by a $3.2 million federal grant to improve road safety.


Executive to provide grants that support local environmental projects in Lower Duwamish
Nonprofit and community organizations can apply for a King County Green Grant – worth up to $50,000 each – to support community-driven environmental projects in the Lower Duwamish Waterway. It’s part of the Green/Duwamish Watershed Strategy, a partnership created by Executive Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray to improve the human and environmental health of the region.


Executive thanks Council Chair Phillips for 'commendable legacy' in public service
Executive Constantine today responded to Metropolitan King County Council Chair Larry Phillips' announcement that he will not seek reelection.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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