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Poets highlight impacts of oppression and the media portrayal of people of color

by Kirsten Garcia, Department of Natural Resources and Parks This summer I’m interning with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks in the Wastewater Treatment Division. I’m providing cross-sectional support to the Environmental and Community Relations and Finance and Administration sections on policy changes, planning outreach, communications, and budgets. In my first week with DNRP, I…

KC Parks

Go check out ParkFinder: the new interactive map to locate King County parks and trails

Crossposted from King County Parks YAY for GIS! Now you can find ALL of our regional trails, backcountry trails, natural areas and parks on an interactive and easy-to-use virtual map. You can even search specific amenities and activities such as picnic locations, fishing locations and soccer locations. Go monkey around with it: http://gismaps.kingcounty.gov/ParkFinder/

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Racism, Injustice and Public Health

By Dr. Jeff Duchin, Health Officer Crossposted from Public Health Insider The horrible violence of the past week, with the killing of black men by police officers in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and of white police officers protecting peaceful demonstrators in Dallas, revolting and deeply offending to all, has left us feeling confused, helpless and…

KCo Archives

Social Media Spotlight: King County Archives

King County Archives aims to serve the public and agencies of King County by collecting, preserving, holding in trust, and facilitating access to County records of enduring historical value that document its land, people, culture, and governance. Follow the King County Archives on Twitter today! Click here to view all King County social media pages.

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Kudos! Metro staff continue to impress

Metro drivers have continued to provide excellent customer service throughout difficult holiday schedules and crowds. This rider is one of many who has taken to Twitter to regularly showcase their admiration and respect for our hardworking transit staff. Kudos to drivers, especially those on route 150, who have made trips so pleasant for all King County residents and…