King County

King County Executive
2:33 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Funding King County And Fixing A Broken Tax System

King County Executive Dow Constantine in the KUOW studios.
Credit KUOW Photo/Jason Pagano

Marcie Sillman talks to King County Executive Dow Constantine  about the new 2015-2016 budget.

King County Budget
5:32 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Dow Constantine Blames Olympia For County's Budget Cuts

The recession may be over, but King County’s budget is still hurting. County Executive Dow Constantine rolled out his 2015-16 budget proposal Monday, saying deep cuts are needed because revenues continue to trail far behind expenses.

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Politics
3:50 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Why Coming Clean Is The Best Political Strategy

Ross Reynolds talks with democratic political consultant Christian Sinderman about King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn's confession of a recent DUI and his drinking problem. 

Workforce
2:27 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Us Too! King County Considers Minimum Wage For Employees

In the “me too” department, King County is jumping on the bandwagon to consider a higher minimum wage for its employees. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray issued a similar proposal for city workers soon after he took office in January.

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Real Estate
8:17 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Landslide Risk Could Be Noted On King County Property Titles

King County's current landslide hazard areas map, last updated in the 1990s.
Credit King County

King County is seeking federal funding for an updated map of landslide hazards, and is considering the possibility of using this map to provide the public information about buildings at risk.

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Restaurant Inspection
3:42 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Meet The Woman Pushing To Make Restaurant Food Safer In King County

The New York City Health Department conducts unannounced inspections of restaurants at least once a year. Each violation of a regulation earns a certain number of points.
Credit Flickr Photo/La Piazza Pizzeria (CC BY-NC-ND)

Ross Reynolds interviews Sarah Schacht, who has survived two bouts of E.coli, about her grassroots effort to make restaurant inspection results more public in King County.