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King County awards $10.6 million to affordable housing development countywide

Creating housing for veterans, homeless families and others in need, on Friday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced approximately $10.6 million in awards for affordable housing development across the county.

“This funding will boost to the local economy and create construction jobs, while providing safe and affordable housing that will help hundreds of people who have been hit hard by the recession,” said Constantine, who also serves as co-chair of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County Governing Board.

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King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

King County Executive presents first-ever county-wide Small Business Awards

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Award winners with King County Executive Dow Constantine (center left, purple tie) (Photo by teamphotogenic.com)

King County Executive Dow Constantine celebrated the importance and the accomplishments of small businesses throughout the county by presenting the first annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards at the Meydenbauer Center, in Bellevue, on Oct. 12. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 48 | 11/26-12/2Comments (0)

Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

Blog: What’s cooking at Kurose’s birthday party?

By Assunta Ng

From left: Former Gov. Mike Lowry, King County Executive Dow Constantine, Ruthann Kurose, former Seattle Mayor Norm Rice, and his wife, Constance (Photo by Assunta Ng/NWAW)

The guest list of Ruthann Kurose’s surprise 60th birthday party was a Who’s Who in politics. The party was held at the house of former Mayor Norm Rice and his wife, Constance. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

April 6: McGinn and Constantine stroll together for City–County Walk

April 6: McGinn and Constantine stroll together for City–County Walk

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (left) and King County Executive Dow Constantine walk down Maynard Avenue, next to Hing Hay Park, on April 6. (Photo by Rebecca Ip/SCP)

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine teamed up for the kick-off of the Let’s Move! National Start Walking Day City-County Walk. The walk is also part of King County Walks Week 2011, April 4 to April 8. Walks Week participants can sign up through King County’s website and earn prizes by walking.

The mayor and county executive’s route started around noon at City Hall and continued through Chinatown before circling back to City Hall.

Others involved with the event included King 5’s Rich Marriott and King County Councilmember Joe McDermott. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 15 | 4/9-4/15Comments (0)

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

Blog: Remembering Roberto Maestas

At a memorial for Roberto Maestas on Sept. 29, from left: Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, Rep. Phyllis Kenney, King County Executive Dow Constantine, community activist Bob Santos, Seattle Councilmember Larry Gossett, and Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Roberto Maestas, founder of the El Centro de la Raza, died last week. If anyone would ask me to name one Hispanic leader, Maestas would be the first to come to mind, and not because we both had received awards from the University of Washington on different occasions. Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/8Comments (0)

Diversity at the Top honorees credited for community service

Diversity at the Top honorees credited for community service

(Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

(Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

By Steven Cong
Northwest Asian Weekly

“This dinner is not a town hall meeting,” joked Assunta Ng, founder of the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the event’s organizer, referring to the celebration dinner held at the House of Hong on Dec. 4 honoring Dow Constantine, Martha Choe, Lloyd Hara, Mike McGinn, John Okamoto, and Betty Patu. They were named the 2009 Top Contributors to the Asian Community by the Northwest Asian Weekly. This year’s theme was “Diversity at the Top.” Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-18Comments (0)

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

Blog: Our risk paid off, McGinn and Constantine in the ID together

Attendess and honorees, from left: University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, UW Regent Fred Kiga, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn. Constantine and McGinn are UW School of Law alumni. (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

Attendess and honorees, from left: University of Washington (UW) Provost Phyllis Wise, UW Regent Fred Kiga, King County Executive Dow Constantine, and Seattle Mayor-elect Mike McGinn. Constantine and McGinn are UW School of Law alumni. (Photos by George Liu/NWAW)

Have you ever done something in your life that involves taking a countless number of risks in a short amount of time? Read the full story

Posted in Publisher Ng's blog, Vol 28 No 51 | 12/12-18Comments (0)

Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

Asian Americans prominent on Constantine’s senior personal staff

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King County Executive Dow Constantine with his senior personal staff. L-R: Administrative Assistant Lee Anne Hughes, Director of Communications Frank Abe, Exec. Constantine, Director of Government and Labor Relations Sung Yang.


By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dow Constantine was sworn in as King County Executive on Nov. 24. The event took place in Daniels Recital Hall in Seattle. Read the full story

Posted in Features, Vol 28 No 50 | 12/5-12/11Comments (0)

Diversity at the Top

Diversity at the Top

Dow Constantine — a man committed to service

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

Dow Constantine

Dow Constantine

“Dow Constantine is not a very good DJ name,” admitted the former college radio DJ and newly elected King County Executive. Instead of spinning records, Constantine chose a different path in order to serve the public. Constantine defeated Susan Hutchinson on Nov. 3 to become King County Executive.

Born and raised in West Seattle, Constantine grew up with an interest in education. This was due in part to his upbringing as Constantine’s parents were teachers. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 28 No 49 | 11/28 - 12/4Comments (0)

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