Year in review: King County’s 2017 Juvenile Justice reform progress 

Crossposted from King County Youth Justice  Reform doesn’t happen overnight. That doesn’t mean it can’t be impressive to look back at how much progress can be made in just one year. In 2017, King County continued to step up its investments and commitments to eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline:  Safe Spaces: King County set in motion partnerships…

Featured Job: Administrative Specialist II 

Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/18/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time  Salary: $20.87 – $26.45 Hourly  Job Type: Career Service  Location: Harborview Medical Center – Seattle, Washington  Department: Department of Public Health–Prevention  Description: The Public Health Laboratory is seeking a full-time administrative support position within the Prevention Division. This position is an essential part of the Laboratory team and leads the office coordination.…

Go green for the holiday 

Crossposted from Keeping King County Green  The holiday season is a great time to give. Why not go green and give back to our planet? Here are some ideas for greening up your holiday.  Choose a living Christmas tree this year and help King County plant 1 Million Trees by 2020  Swansons Nursery is helping to…

Keeping residents safe from flooding

With increased rainfall in King County during the fall and winter months, the risk of flooding in some parts of the county increases. “Flooding is a big problem in King County,” said Ken Zweig, Program Manager for River and Floodplain Management at Water and Land Resources Division. “Since 1990 we’ve had 12 presidentially declared disasters…

A new King County initiative prevented more than 3,000 people from becoming homeless in 2017 

A new initiative launched a year ago by Executive Dow Constantine has prevented more than 3,000 people in King County from becoming homelessness.  Results from Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 – the latest data available – show that 96 percent of the 1,024 client households still had a place to live, which prevented the need for additional shelter beds.…

New employee grateful for fresh start after hurricane 

The Bellevue Reporter recently featured Rafael Muñoz-Cintrón who, with his family, left the devastation caused to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria, to begin a new life in Bellevue. Less than two months after arriving in King County, Rafael successfully applied for a Legal Secretary position with the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. “We thank God every day we were able to…

Social Media Spotlight: Best Starts for Kids Facebook 

Best Starts for Kids builds on the strengths of communities and families so that more babies are born healthy, more children thrive and establish a strong foundation for life, and more young people grow into thriving members of their community.  Follow the Best Starts for Kids on Facebook today!           Click here to view all King County social media pages.