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Dow Constantine



Connecting more veterans, service members and their families to support services with specially trained Pathfinders and Navigators
Executive Dow Constantine launched a new initiative that will provide Pathfinders and Navigators who will connect more veterans, servicemembers, and their families to support services, focusing on those who face the greatest barriers.


Executive Constantine calls for a task force to explore ways King County can make childcare more affordable and accessible
Executive Dow Constantine is creating task force that will recommend actions to make high-quality, affordable childcare more accessible throughout King County. The task force will explore ways to implement recommendations from the King County Women’s Advisory Board.


Unveiling Eastrail – previously known as Eastside Rail Corridor – and a new partnership to complete the 42-mile trail connected to Link light rail
Elected officials and community leaders unveiled the new name for Eastside Rail Corridor. Eastrail – evoking its rail past and trail future – will be an uninterrupted 42-mile trail that will connect to four of the 10 Link light rail stations that Sound Transit will open on the Eastside in 2023.


Letter to King County Ombuds
King County Executive Dow Constantine released his July 17 letter to King County Ombuds Amy Calderwood asking for the immediate release of investigative findings.


Executive Constantine announces new funding to prevent spread of hepatitis A
Executive Constantine directed $375,000 from King County’s Loss Control Program to expand free hepatitis A vaccinations and help prevent outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness.


Inquest ordered into fatal shooting of Charleena Lyles by Seattle police
King County Executive Dow Constantine ordered an inquest into the death of Charleena Lyles, and requested King County Superior Court provide a courtroom for the proceeding.


Link Connections: Community engagement begins for integrated bus and light rail service in north King County
As Sound Transit extends its light rail system to serve three new Link stations in Seattle in 2021, King County Metro is launching efforts to connect with riders to understand what changes are needed to improve service and connections. It’s an opportunity to revise and integrate 30 bus routes to create a customer-focused transit network that works for more people, with a focus on improving access to opportunities for historically underserved residents.

King County Executive
Dow Constantine
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