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Dunn, Dembowski, Upthegrove leading in King County Council races; Constantine headed for second term
Wed, Nov 6, 2013
Incumbent Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn was holding a strong lead over Bellevue realtor Shari Song in his bid for a third term Tuesday night. Dunn, representing District 9, a rural district in Southeast King County, was the council’s most vulnerable incumbent this year. In initial returns, he received 58 Read More
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Constantine keeps King County executive job
Tue, Nov 5, 2013
UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: King County Executive Dow Constantine was elected to a second term tonight, leading Alan Lobdell 78 percent to 22 percent in tonight’s initial returns. ORIGINAL POST: King County voters today will decide whether to re-elect County Executive Dow Constantine or replace him with tea party candidate Alan Lobdell. Constantine’s Read More
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King County brass: Federal shutdown puts local women and children at risk
Thu, Oct 10, 2013
With no clear end in sight to the federal government shutdown, King County elected officials took to their podium on Oct. 9 at the Public Health Center in White Center to vent about the problems caused here at home, including a loss of support for women and children. Executive Dow Constantine’s Read More
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Editorial: Dow Constantine for King County Executive
Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Dow Constantine deserves to be re-elected — and no doubt will be re-elected — as King County executive. He has done a good job even in the eyes of many who voted for his opponent. He has been an able administrator of county government during a time of prolonged economic weakness. Because Read More
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Inslee, Constantine kick off exchange enrollment at Seattle clinic
Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Gov. Jay Inslee and King County Executive Dow Constantine chose the Carolyn Downs Family Medical Center in the Central Area for Tuesday’s kick off of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. The center’s executive director, Linda McVeigh, said it was fitting that Carolyn Downs, a part of Country Doctor Community Health Centers, Read More
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No big bad news in Constantine budget proposal
Mon, Sep 23, 2013
King County Executive Dow Constantine doesn’t have the money for big, exciting initiatives in the 2014 budget he will present Monday. But it is largely a budget devoid of bad news, with no significant layoffs for the first time in six years. It also restores some cuts the county made during Read More
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Constantine, Dunn top primaries; Parks levy passing
Wed, Aug 7, 2013
Incumbents ruled the day in this week's primary election battles and the King County Park Levy easily passed as voters had their first chance to weigh in on 2013's political battles. With no Renton-specific races on the ballot, attention was focused on King County matters as County Executive Dow Constantine and Read More
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Executive Constantine, Yes on Parks Campaign weigh in on Proposition 1 primary election returns
Wed, Aug 7, 2013
The Yes on Parks Campaign announced on Tuesday evening that the initial primary election returns indicate that the parks levy renewal, known as Proposition 1, will ultimately be approved by voters. At press time, the King County Electionswebsite notes that 163,085 voters (68.93 percent) approved the levy renewal while 73,517 voters Read More
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Parks Levy passes, Constantine dominates
Tue, Aug 6, 2013
King County voters sure like their parks and their County Executive. As the first batch of mail in ballots were released by King County Elections Aug. 6, both issues which appeared on Sammamish ballots posted decisive victories. A property tax levy to fund county parks is ahead by a 69-31 margin. The Read More
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Dow Constantine again for King County Executive
Sun, Jul 7, 2013
A MEASURE of Dow Constantine’s success as King County executive is that no one of political heft filed to run against him. His principal contender for the Aug. 6 primary, Alan Lobdell, 61, is a civil engineer who has worked in various cities and counties, has been once fired, twice bankrupt Read More
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