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2 more join Seattle mayor’s race; other high-profile battles scarce
Fri, May 17, 2013
The filing deadline for King County’s Aug. 6 election closed Friday, and the biggest surprise was who didn’tenter a race. Seattle City Councilmember Tim Burgess — the leading fundraiser in the crowded field — decided not to run, after all. King County Sheriff John Urquhart and Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes drew no Read More
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Squak Mountain land saved from logging
Tue, May 14, 2013
Only four days after the state approved Erikson Logging’s application to clear-cut sections of a Squak Mountain parcel, King County announced concrete plans to purchase it from developers. Since the announcement of the company’s intention to harvest old-growth trees in the area in January, concerted efforts have been made by King Read More
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State should allow King County a local option to fund transportation
Mon, May 13, 2013
As the Legislature heads back into special session this week, King County’s most urgent priority remains securing the authority to save Metro bus service and to maintain city and county roads and bridges. Tuesday night, bus riders are expected to gather at a special hearing of the Metropolitan King County Council, Read More
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King County update: Ryu undecided, Constantine quietly raising cash
Mon, May 6, 2013
Metropolitan King County Council member Rod Dembowski was appointed in February to a vacant seat, so now he’s defending his position in the fall election. And it looks like he might have an easier time than he expected. State Rep. Cindy Ryu, a popular Shoreline politician, was a finalist for the appointment Read More
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County Executive visits Small Business Awards winner Easy Street Records to kick off competition
Tue, Apr 30, 2013
Last October, we stopped by Easy Street Records in The Junction to talk with proprietorMatt Vaughan about ESR being honored as King County Executive’s Small Business of the Year. This afternoon, he hosted County Executive Dow Constantine in the Easy Street café for the announcement that it’s time for the next round of nominations:   You can nominate Read More
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County deal would protect 43,000 acres on White River
Thu, Mar 21, 2013
King County, continuing a decadelong drive to protect working forests from urban sprawl, has struck a deal to buy development rights on a 43,000-acre tree farm east of Enumclaw. County Executive Dow Constantine announced the $11.1 million agreement with Hancock Timber Resources Group on Thursday, saying it would — if approved Read More
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National award for King County’s innovative management practices
Tue, Mar 19, 2013
Today, Jacobson was presented with the Harry Hatry Distinguished Performance Measurement Practice Award by the American Society for Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance. “Michael’s expertise in performance management has helped us create a culture of performance in King County, leading to greater efficiencies in the delivery of services,” said Read More
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Supporters applaud KC Exec. Dow Constantine at his re-election campaign kickoff
Fri, Mar 15, 2013
King County Executive and West Seattle resident Dow Constantine kicked off his 2013 re-election campaign Thursday night, March 14, at the Hall of Fauntleroy in West Seattle. Introducing him were King County Councilmembers Larry Gossett, & Joe McDermott, who lives in West Seattle. Supporters present included Dow's father and mother, John Read More
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Election 2013: Dow Constantine’s re-election campaign kickoff
Thu, Mar 14, 2013
Tonight, the first big Election 2013 event in West Seattle – King County Executive Dow Constantine‘s re-election campaign kickoff filled The Hall at Fauntleroy, where he kicked off his State House campaign 17 years ago. He was introduced by County Councilmembers Larry Gossett and Joe McDermott (Constantine starts speaking about Read More
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King County Executive welcomes release of federal cleanup plan for Lower Duwamish Waterway
Sat, Mar 2, 2013
King County Executive Dow Constantine today welcomed release of the Superfund cleanup proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a means of sparking discussion about the cleanup process, and he urged people to get involved in shaping a final plan. “This is a key milestone. For the past 12 years, Read More
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