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Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

Seattle Southside RTA concerned with King County Exec’s new tax proposal

By Scott Schaefer King County Executive Dow Constantine on Wednesday (May 23) announced a proposal that would change the intended allocation of lodging tax dollars away from the local tourism industry,... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘I can personally testify that those protesters were anything but silent’

LETTER: ‘I can personally testify that those protesters were anything but silent’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] I am commenting on a recent letter to... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘Dow C. came to Burien, but he was too frightened to speak?’

LETTER: ‘Dow C. came to Burien, but he was too frightened to speak?’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the Editor: I am surprised that... [Read more]

King County creates Immigrant and Refugee Commission

King County creates Immigrant and Refugee Commission

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Tuesday (Feb. 27) signed legislation passed by the King County Council to create an Immigrant and Refugee Commission, a permanent body committed to upholding the... [Read more]

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

Police shooting inquests stopped, putting Tommy Le’s hearing on hold

King County Executive Dow Constantine announced this week that all police shooting inquests will be put on hold while the Review Committee he convened last month considers potential reforms and submits... [Read more]

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

Dow Constantine releases statement on Burien City Council election

King County Executive Dow Constantine – who we last saw when he held a press conference at Burien Town Square on Oct. 30 – released the following statement on Tuesday, Nov. 14 about the Burien City... [Read more]

VIDEO: Dow Constantine & regional leaders denounce racist flier in Burien

VIDEO: Dow Constantine & regional leaders denounce racist flier in Burien

On Monday (Oct. 30), King County Executive Dow Constantine – along with numerous regional political leaders (and one lurker) – denounced the recent Respect Washington flier considered by many to be... [Read more]

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

LETTER: Councilmember’s wife questions integrity of Dow Constantine

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] To Dow Constantine, County Executive; On... [Read more]

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

King County Executive Dow Constantine responds to letter writer about pot stores

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an open letter by King County Executive Dow Constantine, written in response to a Letter to the Editor from Mark Johnston posted on our site site The White Center... [Read more]

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

Inquest ordered into fatal May 4 police shooting in Burien of Cayce A. DiTullio

King County Executive Dow Constantine on Thursday (June 16) ordered an inquest into the fatal shooting of Cayce A. DiTullio by King County Sheriff’s Office deputies on May 4 in Burien (read our previous... [Read more]

Year in review: In Burien, King County delivers in transit, health & environment

Year in review: In Burien, King County delivers in transit, health & environment

By Dow Constantine Special to The B-Town Blog I’ve had to privilege to represent Burien, in one capacity or another, since I was first elected to the State Legislature in 1996. The holidays are a good... [Read more]

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

VIDEO/TEXT: Here’s Dow Constantine’s ‘State of the County’ address

For the first time ever, a King County Executive delivered the annual ‘State of the County’ address in one of the county’s unincorporated areas – in this case, at White Center Heights Elementary School on Monday, Feb. 10…

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Exec. Dow Constantine Releases Statement on Annexation Defeat

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement Thursday (Nov. 8) regarding the defeat of proposed annexations in North Highline/White Center and West Hill: “We acknowledge... [Read more]

Local Politicians Respond to US Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

Local Politicians Respond to US Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

As many of our Readers already know, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, deciding that the individual mandate requiring people to have health insurance is valid as a tax. Several local politicians... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

Dow Constantine Recommends Expansion of Metro’s RapidRide Line

King County Executive Dow Constantine this week recommended alignments and station locations for two more RapidRide lines connecting Burien with Renton, and Shoreline with Seattle. “RapidRide is a cost-effective... [Read more]

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

Big Picture High School Student to be Honored as ‘Earth Hero’ by King County

A Big Picture High School student is one of 22 who will be honored by King County Executive Dow Constantine at the County’s annual “Earth Heroes at School” ceremony on April 26…

Constantine Proposes 7 Gang Violence Intervention Programs For Area

Constantine Proposes 7 Gang Violence Intervention Programs For Area

King County Executive Dow Constantine proposed Tuesday (Aug. 30) $1.4 million for seven programs in an attempt to help fight increasing gang violence in south King County. This includes restoring a storefront... [Read more]

Diana Toledo: Eliminate Arts & Culture, 4Culture; Put $ Into Public Schools

Diana Toledo: Eliminate Arts & Culture, 4Culture; Put $ Into Public Schools

On Sunday (June 26th), King County Council candidate Diana Toledo released a letter calling upon Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and County Executive Dow Constantine to “dissolve the Seattle Office of... [Read more]

Cost of Police Tops Agenda During County Executive’s Burien Meeting

Cost of Police Tops Agenda During County Executive’s Burien Meeting

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine took a leisurely stroll through the Burien Farmers Market on a sunny Thursday afternoon (Aug. 5) – but only after spending 90 minutes discussing... [Read more]

County Executive Constantine To Meet With Burien City Council Thursday

County Executive Constantine To Meet With Burien City Council Thursday

King County Executive Dow Constantine will meet with Burien City Council members on Thursday, Aug. 5, to discuss “topics of mutual interest,” his office has announced. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m.... [Read more]

Help Shape King County’s “Blueprint For Reform” By Taking A Survey

Help Shape King County’s “Blueprint For Reform” By Taking A Survey

Recently, King County Executive Dow Constantine spoke about his “Blueprint For Reform” in a speech to the King County Council where he laid out “a host of immediate and long-term challenges.”... [Read more]

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

Funding Falls Through For South Park Bridge; Constantine Vows To Fight

On Wednesday (Feb. 17th), King County Executive Dow Constantine announced that he will vow to continue pursuing federal funding for replacement of the county’s South Park Bridge. Constantine will... [Read more]

Dow Constantine Commits To Cooperation With Local Cities

Dow Constantine Commits To Cooperation With Local Cities

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine re-affirmed in a talk in SeaTac on Friday (Jan. 8th) his commitment to creating a new spirit of cooperation with other local governments. Constantine,... [Read more]

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

BREAKING: King County Gives Up Puget Sound Park To Burien

by Ralph Nichols King County will cede previously contested Puget Sound Park to Burien when the city annexes much of the North Highline unincorporated area, county Executive Dow Constantine and Mayor... [Read more]