Dave Upthegrove Section

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

County Council will likely cut funding for local tourism, give $135M to Safeco Field

By Scott Schaefer On Monday, Sept. 17, the King County Council will likely vote to cut funding for tourism in the south end, yet allocate $135 million in taxpayer money to subsidize the upkeep of Safeco... [Read more]

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Local Attorney Fred Mendoza gets MLK Medal of Distinguished Service Monday

Councilmember Dave Upthegrove (right), with Martin Luther King, Jr. Medal of Distinguished Service recipient Fred Mendoza. Fred Mendoza has never strayed far from the South King County communities he was... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Dave Upthegrove calls Trump’s immigration ban ‘unconstitutional’

Metropolitan King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove – who represents this area – released the following statement on the President’s “unconstitutional” Executive Actions effectively... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Dave Upthegrove wants to be Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands

Former area resident and current King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced Monday (April 11) that he will be running for Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands. The current officeholder... [Read more]

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Metro Transit community shuttle service for Burien will begin Monday, June 8

Riders will have a new way to get around Burien beginning Monday, June 8. King County Metro Transit, in partnership with the City of Burien, is launching a new shuttle that will restore weekday local... [Read more]

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

King County Council approves vital links to Lake to Sound Trail

Legislation linking an important segment of the ‘Lake to Sound Trail’ that will connect the cities of Burien, Renton, Tukwila, SeaTac and Des Moines received unanimous approval by the Metropolitan... [Read more]

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ public forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 10

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove is sponsoring a community meeting called ‘Can Ferguson Happen Here?’ from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Tyee High School cafeteria,... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Navos Mental Health in Burien

Dave Upthegrove delivers ‘retired’ van to Navos Mental Health in Burien

Councilmember Upthegrove hands over the keys to the van to members of the Navos Mental Health Peer Bridgers program. On Wednesday, July 23, King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove delivered an eight-passenger... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Advertiser El Dorado West holding Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet May 29

Advertiser El Dorado West holding Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet May 29

Advertiser El Dorado West will be holding a Legislative Tour and Meet & Greet with special guests Representatives Joe Fitzgibbon, Mia Gregerson, Senator Karen Keiser and King County Councilman Dave... [Read more]

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

Dave Upthegrove appointed to serve on Sound Transit Board

The King County Council on Monday (Jan. 13) voted unanimously to appoint Dave Upthegrove to the Sound Transit Board of Directors. Upthegrove – an area native – began his public service as Senior Legislative... [Read more]

Nearly 100 Turn Out For Legislator-Hosted Jobs Forum

Nearly 100 Turn Out For Legislator-Hosted Jobs Forum

Rep. Tina Orwall Nearly 100 people showed up at Kent City Hall last Saturday (Feb. 20th) to attend a Community Jobs Forum sponsored by state legislators from the 33rd district. The informational event... [Read more]

33rd District Legislators Hosting Community Jobs Forum Feb. 20th

33rd District Legislators Hosting Community Jobs Forum Feb. 20th

State Representatives Dave Upthegrove and Tina Orwall, both Democrats from Des Moines, along with Senator Karen Keiser (D-Kent), will host a Community Jobs Forum on Saturday, Feb. 20th from 10am to Noon... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove Trying To Save Nonprofit Port Jobs Program

Rep. Upthegrove Trying To Save Nonprofit Port Jobs Program

A preliminary state audit questions the Port of Seattle’s contract with the nonprofit “Port Jobs” program, and Rep. Dave Upthegrove (D – Des Moines) is sponsoring a bill that will... [Read more]

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

Second Airport Noise Community Meeting Set For Tuesday, Sept. 29th

A second community meeting on Sea-Tac Airport noise has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 29th from 7pm to 9pm at the State Criminal Justice Training Commission Auditorium in Burien (located at 19010 First... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To Highline YMCA

Rep. Upthegrove To Present $2 Million To Highline YMCA

Rep. Dave Upthegrove will present Claudia Tanis, Executive Director of the Highline YMCA, with a $2 million “check” at their board meeting Tuesday afternoon (May 19th) at SeaTac City Hall.

Upthegrove will formally announce the appropriation, which is funded by a Youth Recreational Facilities Grant ($800,000) and a Building Communities Fund Grant ($1,163,000). Both grants are part of the state’s capital budget…

33rd Legislators Holding Education Forum March 14th

33rd Legislators Holding Education Forum March 14th

The 33th District’s state legislators will host a forum on K-12 education in Kent on Saturday, March 14. Senator Karen Keiser and Representatives Dave Upthegrove and Tina Orwall invite you to join... [Read more]

Rep. Upthegrove Gets Up In Shady Limo Drivers’ Faces

Rep. Upthegrove Gets Up In Shady Limo Drivers’ Faces

A bill that would level the playing field between taxi cabs and certain types of limousines has passed out of the House Transportation Committee ahead of a crucial cutoff deadline that keeps it alive in... [Read more]

Turnout At Animal Shelter Hearing Strong

Turnout At Animal Shelter Hearing Strong

BURIEN – The turnout for last night’s Animal Shelter hearing in Burien was fairly high, and according to some sources, the auditorium at the Highline Performing Arts Center was “packed”... [Read more]