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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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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: bus driver, bus shooting, Dan Satterberg

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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Comments | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County, Larry Phillips

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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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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Comments | More in Politics | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County, parks

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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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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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

From left to right: former Seattle mayors Charles Royer and Norm Rice join current mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine during a news conference in support of a gun buy back program. (Photo by Ken Lambert / The Seattle Times) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine…

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Comments | Topics: Dow Constantine, gun safety, Mayor Mike McGinn

December 21, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Seattle, King County and suburbs: Raise gas tax 8 cents, raise car-tab taxes

Elected officials in the Seattle area are uniting on a wish list for the 2013 Legislature: three potential tax increases for highway, street and bike-pedestrian programs, while sustaining service to about 400,000 daily riders on King County Metro Transit. The proposal would boost gas taxes 8 cents, split 65 percent for state highways and ferries and 35 percent for…

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Comments | More in Government, Traffic & Transit | Topics: Dow Constantine, King County Metro Transit, Mayor Mike McGinn

December 5, 2012 at 8:25 PM

King County issues first marriage licenses to same-sex couples

  Jeri Andrews, left, and Amy Andrews of Seattle wait in line outside the King County Recorder’s Office for a marriage license. They had a wedding ceremony this summer, and Amy decided to wear her veil. (BETTINA HANSEN / Seattle Times) UPDATE: 12:30 a.m. | Among the first 10 couples for whom King County Executive Dow…

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Comments | More in General news, Government, Politics | Topics: Dow Constantine, gay marriage, King County

November 16, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Inquest ordered into fatal shooting by Seattle police

King County Executive Dow Constantine today ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting by Seattle police of Henry Lee Sr. on Sept. 23. Police say Lee, 77, pointed a handgun at three officers who responded to a 911 call he reportedly placed after hearing noises outside his home.  The two officers who opened fire on Lee Sr. were…

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Comments | More in The Blotter | Topics: Dow Constantine, John Diaz, Officer-involved shooting

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