King County Executive
Executive Constantine to Congress: We stand with Planned Parenthood to protect progress on women’s health
Public Health – Seattle and King County and Planned Parenthood announced significant progress in reducing the number of teen pregnancies and rate of uninsured women of reproductive age. King County Executive Dow Constantine pledged to work with Planned Parenthood and other health care partners to ensure the county’s most vulnerable women maintain access to family planning services.
King County posts record transit ridership in year of bus and train expansion
Transit ridership across King County Metro and Sound Transit climbed to its highest levels ever, totaling about 150 million rides in the King County area in 2016. The Seattle area leads the nation in ridership growth compared to the largest metro areas in the U.S. Strong ridership between Metro and Sound Transit highlights significant progress on King County Executive Dow Constantine’s priority of integrating the region’s transit network.
Executive Constantine releases statement on state Supreme Court ruling
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the state Supreme Court ruling State of Washington v. Arlene's Flowers
Executive Constantine announces rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees in King County
Executive Constantine and members of the King County Council today announced action that will provide rapid response services to protect immigrants and refugees amid rising fear. The one-time funding would establish a legal defense fund that will help residents navigate the naturalization process and support community organizations on the frontlines of immigrant rights and education.
King County Executive, Sheriff, Council applaud House vote allowing law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents
The state House of Representatives today passed a measure allowing local and state law enforcement and firefighters to hire legal permanent residents. The measure was proposed by King County Sheriff John Urquhart, sponsored by Representative Drew Stokesbary, and supported by King County Executive Dow Constantine and the Metropolitan King County Council.
Metro, SDOT expand late-night bus service for workers, travelers and nightlife denizens
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced legislation Tuesday to expand and improve late-night bus service in the City of Seattle. The proposal, which Executive Constantine submitted to the King County Council, meets the demand for transit from late-night and early-morning workers, as well as those enjoying nightlife and traveling off-hours to the airport.
King County among the first in the nation to achieve a global milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS
King County is one of the first counties in the United States to reach a major milestone set by the World Health Organization to confront the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Public Health – Seattle & King County achieved the goal three years ahead of schedule. Health officials celebrated the achievement but warn against complacency.
Executive on U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision: Today's ruling heartens all who believe in the rule of law
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement in regard to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision on the Trump administration's travel ban.
Executive on U.S. District Court ruling on immigration ban: Washington State leads the resistance to this new regime
King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the U.S. District Court order on President Trump's immigration ban.
Nearly 5 million Metro Transit trips in 2016 were taken with ORCA LIFT cards, the latest milestone for the nation's leading reduced-fare program
King County Metro Transit passengers tapped ORCA LIFT cards nearly 5 million times in 2016. The reduced-fare program's enrollment success is the result of an innovative partnership between Metro Transit and Public Health.