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Dow Constantine


October

19
OCT

More integrated treatment for addiction and mental health with a priority for people who are homeless
King County is helping open a new detox facility that will offer integrated treatment for mental health and substance-use disorder – including opioid addiction – that prioritizes bed space for people who are homeless.

17
OCT

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by Seattle police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by Seattle police officers. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

12
OCT

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Tommy Le by King County sheriff's deputy
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Tommy Le by a King County sheriff's deputy. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

10
OCT

Helping more young people throughout King County reach adulthood healthy, empowered, and ready to thrive
The latest Best Starts for Kids initiative will provide funding to 32 partner organizations to provide leadership opportunities, mentoring, and other services that will help young people throughout King County achieve their full potential.

10
OCT

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Damarius Butts by Seattle police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Damarius Butts by Seattle police officers. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty,

5
OCT

Regional leaders announce bid on Amazon HQ2, emphasize long-term economic development
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a regional proposal to Amazon for its second headquarters. The potential sites are located in cities and tribal lands across King and Snohomish counties.

3
OCT

Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Eugene Nelson by Kent police officers
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Eugene Nelson by Kent police officers. The purpose of inquests is to determine the causes and circumstances of any death involving a member of law enforcement within King County while performing his or her duty.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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