King County Executive
Executive Constantine announces inquest staff as new process into officer-involved deaths begins
King County Executive Dow Constantine announced three Administrators who will preside over inquests, taking over many of the duties formerly performed by District Court judges. Executive Constantine also named a Pro Tem Attorney to facilitate the process, and released his letter ordering an inquest into the death of Damarius Butts.
Mayor Durkan and Executive Constantine announce expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network grantees
King County Executive Dow Constantine and Seattle Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced the grantees of the Expanded Seattle-King County Immigrant Legal Defense Network (ELDN). The ELDN grants $5.6 million to community-based organizations working to provide legal services to immigrants and refugees at risk of deportation.
Transforming how the region funds employment and job training to connect more people to high-demand careers
King County and City of Seattle are transforming the workforce system to connect more people to high-demand jobs. The new model will better align funding to help people who face barriers to employment and help ensure that employers have the well-trained workforce they need to remain competitive in the global economy.
Progress on Lake to Sound Trail, a paved path that will connect five cities and four other regional trails
Executive Dow Constantine led a celebration in Tukwila as King County started to build a new segment of the Lake to Sound Trail, a continuous 16-mile multi-use trail that will eventually extend from Lake Washington to Puget Sound and link to five other regional trails.
King County is the nation’s first local government to offer certified carbon credits that protect local forests
King County’s new Forest Carbon Program confronts climate change by offering local companies the opportunity to offset their carbon emissions by keeping forests intact here in the region, making it possible for their employees and their families to explore and enjoy the protected outdoor spaces.
Operators at King County Airport will not serve ICE flights, leaving no ground support for immigration transfers
Following an April 23 Executive Order, executives from Modern Aviation informed Executive Dow Constantine that the company will cease serving Swift Air flights carrying immigration detainees to and from King County International Airport. The other two operators at the airport indicated they will not pick up this service.