state of the county speech http://kplu.org en Public health at forefront of King County's gun initiative http://kplu.org/post/public-health-forefront-king-countys-gun-initiative <p>The debate over gun control may be focused on the nation’s capital, but one local official says King County will soon take measures of its own.</p><p>About <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/healthservices/health/data/GunViolence.aspx">125 people die each year </a>of gun violence in King County. Executive Dow Constantine says the way a county government can chip away at that number is through a public health approach. He announced in his <a href="http://www.kingcounty.gov/exec/constantine/StateOfTheCounty/2013.aspx">state of the county address </a>that he is directing the health department to collect new data on gun deaths and injuries.</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 00:52:54 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7729 at http://kplu.org Public health at forefront of King County's gun initiative Constantine touts progress on budget, reform http://kplu.org/post/constantine-touts-progress-budget-reform <p>King County is in good shape and getting better.</p><p>That&rsquo;s the message from County Executive Dow Constantine during his &ldquo;State of the County&rdquo; speech Monday. Speaking from the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, Constantine touted progress in taming the county&rsquo;s budget problems and making county government more efficient.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:41:06 +0000 Liam Moriarty 901 at http://kplu.org Constantine touts progress on budget, reform