King County Executive
King County to file lawsuit against opioid manufacturers
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg today announced that King County will file a lawsuit to hold pharmaceutical companies responsible for their role in the region’s opioid crisis.
Honoring a neighborhood group that helped Greenwood recover and thrive following a major gas explosion
Executive Constantine honored a neighborhood group that helped Greenwood recover from a 2016 gas explosion, raising more than $330,000 in relief funds and organizing volunteer work parties to refurbish the impacted area.
Another Senate health care bill, another potential step backwards for local health care
The latest health-care bill being debated in the U.S. Senate would potentially threaten access to health-care for up to a half-million King County residents – a quarter of all people living in the county. Even in a best case scenario, thousands of local residents would lose their insurance coverage.
To improve innovation and accountability, Executive Constantine proposes to make Metro its own County department
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced a plan to begin transforming King County Metro into its own department within County government by early 2019. The proposal will go to the County Council next year.
Executive Constantine: The proposed settlement of the Puget Sound Energy rate case lays the groundwork for cleaner energy in King County
Executive Constantine says a proposed settlement of the Puget Sound Energy rate case will accelerate to transition to clean renewable energy in King County.
Executive Constantine accepts juvenile justice report, moves forward with reforms
King County Executive Dow Constantine today received a review of the Children and Family Justice Center he had commissioned from Dr. Eric Trupin of the University of Washington. The review will inform the road map to achieve the Executive’s goal of Zero Youth Detention.
Executive Constantine submits proposal to help get guns out of the hands of domestic violence abusers
In a supplemental budget request, King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed an additional $650,000 for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and Sheriff’s Office to better enforce court orders to surrender weapons when civil protection orders are issued.
King County Metro riders will see more bus service, boosted Night Owl service starting Sept. 23
Riders will see more King County Metro bus service starting Sept. 23 on dozens of routes, including expanded Night Owl bus service on 13 routes, as well as more reliable service across the county. Improvements are funded by King County and Seattle’s voter-approved Proposition 1. Details are now online and new purple timetables will be available soon.
Inquest ordered into the fatal shooting of Isaiah Obet by an Auburn police officer
Executive Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Isaiah Obet by an Auburn police officer. 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.
Executive Constantine proposes additional funding for police training
King County Executive Dow Constantine today announced a supplementary budget request of $400,000 for de-escalation training for King County Sheriff’s Office deputies. Executive Constantine also proposes $418,000 for additional Crisis Intervention Training.
Helping teachers, staff and students transform schools so children and youth can thrive
Executive Constantine launched two new Best Starts for Kids initiatives that will provide a combined $1.46 million in funding to help schools and their partners better address the impacts of trauma and adversity and expand mental-health support in King County middle schools.
Executive Constantine on DACA: "Now is the time for courage and leadership, not fear and intimidation"
King County Executive Constantine released the following statement on the administration's decision on DACA