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February 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM

King County Exec. Dow Constantine lays out goals

In a characteristically staid State of the County address, King County Executive Dow Constantine today laid out goals for the next year to join Seattle’s work on early learning and income inequality. Constantine barely touched on the year’s hottest political issue, the $15 minimum wage proposal in Seattle. He said he is letting Seattle Mayor Ed…

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January 27, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting by Tukwila police

An inquest was ordered today into a fatal shooting by Tukwila police at a grocery store on Dec. 7. An employee of the Cash and Carry store in the 200 block of Andover Park East called 911 to report that a masked man armed with a handgun was inside attempting to rob the store. Police surrounded the…

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0 Comments | More in Government, The Blotter | Topics: Dow Constantine, officer-involv ed shooting, Shooting inquest

November 21, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Metro Transit union contract would defer raises to help Metro

A proposed union contract for 4,200 transit workers would defer next year’s raise, to help King County Metro survive funding problems over the next several months. If members approve, cost-of-living increases would be 0, 2 percent, and 2 percent over the next three years, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced at a morning news conference, along with local union…

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November 8, 2013 at 4:40 PM

Inquest ordered in case of man slain after he shot Metro driver

King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of a man killed by Seattle police in August after he shot and wounded a Metro bus driver. Martin Anwar Duckworth, 31, described as a street criminal with a history of drug offenses and mental-health problems, attacked the driver, DeLoy Dupuis, on Aug. 12. Police…

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November 7, 2013 at 12:24 PM

King County voters could soon see tax measure for Metro Transit

King County voters will probably see a tax measure to support Metro Transit within a few months, regardless of what lawmakers do about transportation in this month’s special session. “We’re not going to be left in a situation where we’re not going to give voters the ability to save the system,” Councilmember Larry Phillips of Magnolia said…

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March 18, 2013 at 5:22 PM

King County Council agrees to make public defenders county employees

The Metropolitan King County Council approved a court settlement Monday which will make public defenders county employees. Since 1970, King County has contracted public defense services with private agencies. It’s unclear how many of the 350 employees of The Defender Association, Society of Counsel Representing Accused Persons, Associated Counsel for the Accused and Northwest Defenders Association,…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County Office of Public Defense, Metropolitan King County Council

February 21, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Constantine proposes $360 million levy for King County parks

King County Executive Dow Constantine wants voters in August to approve a six-year, $360 million levy for park and trail maintenance, and expansion. The levy would replace two others that expire at the end of the year. If approved, the measure would fund maintenance and operation of the county’s 200 parks, 175 miles of trails and…

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February 19, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Misrepresentation in longshore workers’ arena lawsuit?

Key to the arena lawsuit filed by the longshore workers union is the argument that the Memorandum of Understanding reached in October with investor Chris Hansen, Seattle and King County commits the government to a Sodo location in violation of state environmental laws. The agreement names the Sodo site, where Hansen owns land, and creates “irreversible momentum” to develop…

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0 Comments | Topics: Arena lawsuit, City of Seattle, Dow Constantine

January 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

King County launches human-trafficking awareness campaign

King County is launching a campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. The campaign will include ads in six languages that will be posted on 200 Metro buses. The ads are intended to reach both potential victims as well as the general public. The ad campaign, which was donated and will be posted for free on county buses,…

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0 Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Dow Constantine, human trafficking, King County

January 8, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Seattle-area leaders announce new gun buyback program

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine this morning announced the area’s first gun buyback program in 21 years. Flanked by Seattle Police Deputy Chief Nick Metz, Dr. David Fleming of Public Health Seattle & King County, Renee Hopkins of the Seattle Police Foundation, Reverend Aaron Williams of Mount Zion Baptist Church…

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