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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]

King County Advisory Committee Recommends Four Finalists For Dow’s Seat; None Are From Burien

King County Advisory Committee Recommends Four Finalists For Dow’s Seat; None Are From Burien

Late Thursday (Dec. 3rd), the King County Council announced that its Advisory Committee has chosen four finalists seeking to fill the King County Council seat vacated by Dow Constantine upon his election... [Read more]

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

Second Letter By Dow Constantine Shows Apparent Support For Preserving Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols A letter written on April 3 by then-King County Councilman Dow Constantine – this one sent to Ron Sims, who was still county executive at the time – affirms Constantine’s... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

Dow Constantine To Meet With Local Leaders To Determine Fate Of Puget Sound Park

by Ralph Nichols King County Executive Dow Constantine, whose first full day on the job was Monday (Nov. 30), reportedly plans to meet with all interested parties before deciding the future of Puget Sound... [Read more]

4 Of 11 Candidates Vying For Constantine’s Seat From Burien Area

4 Of 11 Candidates Vying For Constantine’s Seat From Burien Area

Four Burien-area politicians have thrown their hats into the ring to replace King County Councilmember Dow Constantine’s vacant seat, including: Burien’s first Mayor Arun Jhaveri; current City... [Read more]

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor, Normandy Park Councilmember Will Help Choose Replacement For Dow Constantine

Burien Mayor Joan McGilton, and Normandy Park Councilmember Doug Osterman were named Monday (Nov. 16th) to a 12-person panel that will recommend candidates to be considered for Dow Constantine’s... [Read more]

UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District

UPDATED RETURNS: Dow: 58%; Jack Block Jr.: 55%; 77% Against Transportation Benefit District

UPDATE WED. 11/4/ 5pm: The second round of election returns has been released by King County Elections, and with between 28-30% of the votes counted, Dow Constantine still leads with 58%, Jack Block Jr.... [Read more]

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

Dow Constantine: Ready For The Next Round

by Mark Neuman We spoke with King County Council member Dow Constantine, who, along with Susan Hutchison, will advance to the general election in November in the race to become the next King County Executive. As... [Read more]

Environmental Learning Center’s Groundbreaking Is Tues. June 23rd

Environmental Learning Center’s Groundbreaking Is Tues. June 23rd

The official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Environmental Learning Center will be this Tuesday, June 23rd, from 3:30pm to 5pm. The ceremony will take place at the location of the existing Caretaker’s... [Read more]

Puget Sound Park No Longer Being Considered For Housing

Puget Sound Park No Longer Being Considered For Housing

It was announced Monday that Puget Sound Park, located near SW 126th and First Ave South in White Center, is no longer under consideration as a housing site. “I was pleased to learn today that Puget... [Read more]

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

“I’m Running!” Dow Constantine Tells The B-Town Blog

Dow Constantine by Mark Neuman Metropolitan King County Council member Dow Constantine has made it official. “I’m running for King County Executive,” he said Monday (Feb. 16th) in an... [Read more]

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

Dow Constantine To Run For King County Executive

According to The Seattle P-I, King County Councilmember Dow Constantine will announce Monday that he is running for the King County Executive position being vacated by Ron Sims, who has been nominated... [Read more]