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Dow Constantine



King County brings you #MoreMetro service starting March 10
Riders will receive more King County Metro bus service starting March 10 on dozens of routes, including more frequent daytime service, more commute trips to ease crowding, and expanded evening and weekend service. Details are now online and new green timetables will be available soon.


King County creates an Immigrant and Refugee Commission to expand opportunity and help uphold the region’s promise as a welcoming community
Executive Constantine today signed legislation to establish the King County Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body that will serve as a hub for organizations that strengthen immigrant and refugee communities.


Executive Constantine thanks state House for approving a bill to ban bump stocks
King County Executive Dow Constantine today issued the following statement after the state House of Representatives approved a bill prohibiting trigger modification devices known as "bump stocks."


Greater Seattle area leads the nation in transit ridership growth
The greater Seattle-area led the country with the highest growth in people choosing transit, adding 4.7 million trips in 2017 to reach an all-time record high of 191.7 million. The increase follows continued investment in bus and light rail service that together offers riders frequent and reliable travel options.


King County sues federal government to restore funding for science-based teen pregnancy prevention
King County is challenging a U.S. Department of Health & Human Services decision to cancel federal teen pregnancy prevention grants that fund sexual health education developed by Public Health—Seattle & King County. The lawsuit is part of a national effort to push back against the politicization of public health initiatives.


Supporting volunteer-driven projects to make Unincorporated King County communities safer, more vibrant and better connected
Competitive grants from King County will help community organizations in unincorporated areas expand volunteer-driven projects and events.


King County, Seattle Foundation partner with 27 nonprofits to improve health, social, and economic outcomes
New partnerships funded by King County and Seattle Foundation will help address the startling racial inequities in the region. The 27 nonprofits that successfully competed for $2.5 million funding will achieve multiple goals, such as empowering small family businesses facing displacement in their neighborhood, connecting youth of color with city leaders to prevent violence, and making it possible for more people of color to participate in the green economy.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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