RASKC honored with participation in state wide “No Kill” effort 

Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC) has been elected to sit at the board for Pet Alliance of Washington, with manger Dr. Gene Mueller serving as Secretary.   “Regional Animal Services of King County is excited and enthusiastic to work with the Alliance to help pets and people across the State, while we in turn grow and learn from colleagues,” says Dr. Gene Mueller, RASKC Manager and Secretary of Pet Alliance of Washington.     The Pet Alliance of Washington was created to increase the lifesaving efforts of organizations in Washington State that… Read More

Winter weather tips for your pet 

Crossposted from Tails from RASKC  A significant snowstorm hit King County this week, dropping as much as ten inches of snow. Temperatures are not expected to warm much above freezing the next couple of days, so it’s important to make sure your pet is kept safe and warm.  As always, the best thing to do is to keep your pet inside when it’s cold and wet outside.   Read more from Tails from RASKC

Big shoutout to King County Metro and King County Roads employees!   

Thank you to King County Metro and King County Roads employees for working hard to keep employees, residents and our community safely moving throughout the snow and ice. We are grateful to Metro employees for getting us all safely to and from our destinations, and to Road Services for maintaining our roadways throughout the county to keep traffic moving carefully and free from harm. Kudos to you for your commitment and dedication!

Measles in Washington   

On Friday, January 25, Governor Inslee declared a State of Emergency to bolster the State’s response to a large measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington, that could spread widely. In King County we have had one reported case of measles as of January 31, 2019 and we remain very concerned about the potential for additional cases here. Measles spreads effectively among unvaccinated people, including in schools, households, places of employment, social settings, public spaces, healthcare facilities, and any place where people gather.   Measles is very contagious and can cause serious illness, especially in young children, pregnant women,… Read More

Executive Constantine joined 1,000 volunteers for Count Us In, the annual point-in-time count for people experiencing homelessness 

King County Executive Dow Constantine joined more than 1,000 volunteers, including several members of his Senior Leadership Team, in the early hours of Friday, Jan, 25, for Count Us In, the annual point-in-time county of people experiencing homelessness throughout King County.   Watch this short video as the Executive talks about the importance of this event and some of the things that King County is doing to tackle homelessness.

King County joins campaign to end human trafficking 

On Friday, Jan. 18, King County Executive Dow Constantine joined leaders representing King County, Port of Seattle, City of Seattle, Sound Transit, Delta Air Lines, and Alaska Airlines to launch a unified public awareness campaign to stop human trafficking, encouraging survivors to call a national hotline for assistance.  The campaign is modeled after a successful campaign led by the King County Council in 2013 that dramatically increased the number of trafficking survivors who called for resources, including medical care, financial assistance, and housing.  “Today, we stand united – public, private, and nonprofit… Read More

As he dons a robe, Judge Naylor reflects on his years in public defense

Marcus Naylor began a new chapter in his legal career earlier this month, when he was sworn in as a judge for the county’s Northeast District Court in Redmond. Donning a robe marks a big shift for this long-time public defender, but he sees his new position as a continuation of what he has long done and always loved. “I went into public defense as a way to touch people’s lives,” he said. “I see a judicial position as a way to continue to have an impact.” Marcus started his public defense… Read More

Volunteers outside of Seattle needed for Count Us In 2019  

All Home is seeking volunteers outside of Seattle for Count Us In 2019, the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count of people experiencing homelessness. The count will take place in the early hours of the morning of January 25, 2019 from 2-6 a.m. The core purpose of the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community. The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action. A successful and accurate PIT Count is an… Read More

2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan Update – Staff Kickoff Lunch and Learn    

All staff are invited to learn about King County’s commitment to confront climate change and understand how to contribute to a major update to the County’s Strategic Climate Action Plan (SCAP) that will start in 2019. The SCAP is King County’s five-year blueprint for County action to confront climate change, integrating climate change considerations into all areas of County operations and our work with communities. Based on high demand, we’ve added an additional lunch and learn session to outline the SCAP update process and share how staff can engage and contribute ideas. Please RSVP for… Read More

You asked, we answered: What you need to know about the Alaskan Way Viaduct closure 

Crossposted from Metro Matters  These are some of the most frequently asked questions from our riders about the viaduct closure and the new SR 99 tunnel. If you have additional questions, leave a comment below and we’ll answer them.  How much gridlock is anticipated during the State Route 99 closure? How will travel times change?  From Jan. 11 to the week of Feb. 3 – after the Alaskan Way Viaduct permanently closes and before the SR 99 tunnel opens – buses, trains and light rail will be more crowded than usual, especially during peak travel times… Read More