National Correctional Officers and Employees Week 

This week, May 7 – 13, is “National Correctional Officers and Employees Week.” To honor their service, today the DAJD Food Services Section will be providing King County Correctional Facility staff a specially prepared meal. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week” to honor the work of corrections officers…

9 Ounces – A social justice play that carries weight 

This article is featured courtesy of Donna Miscolta, Project/Program Manager, King County Solid Waste Division       Luna, Alice, and Saraphina are friends. They live in the same building. They’re of different generations – Luna is a kid, Alice an adult, and Saraphina a 90-year-old widow. But these three black females are bound together by something burdensome…

Featured Job: Victim Advocate 

Closing Date/Time: Wed. 05/17/17 12:59 PM Pacific Time Salary: $27.08 – $34.33 Hourly, $2,166.40 – $2,746.40 Biweekly Job Type: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week Location: Maleng Regional Justice Center – 401 Fourth Avenue, Kent, Washington Department: King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Description: The  King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is looking for a highly motivated Victim…

Town halls in unincorporated King County offer residents a chance to engage with King County officials

As shared from the DCHS Touching Base Newsletter  The 2017 Unincorporated Community Service Area (CSA) series of town hall meetings kicked off in April with well-attended meetings in Snoqualmie Valley and on Vashon Island. Residents received reports on local initiatives from their Councilmember, sheriff, assessor and other leaders from King County departments, and had the…

Monitoring the environment during West Point restoration

Crossposted from Clean Water Stories King County shared good news April 27 that West Point Treatment Plant is back online. Employees and contractors worked around the clock to restore critical mechanical and electrical systems that were damaged by severe flooding on Feb. 9. Whenever clean water infrastructure is affected, King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD)…

Free military career Expo, August 9

King County is hosting the fourth annual “Working with Our Troops Career Expo” at the Washington State Convention Center on Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   The Expo is free to both employers and job seekers and attracts 300-400 Veterans, transitioning Service Members and their spouses. There is space for approximately 130…

Upsizing or downsizing your home

Are you ready to move up to a bigger home or downsize to a smaller one? This seminar is presented by HomeStreet Bank to help you learn what it takes to sell your existing home, how to determine the market value of your home, what improvements pay off, and how to crunch the numbers to…

King County Archives receives the AKCHO 2017 Technology Award for its online exhibit, “Responding to AIDS”

Crossposted from Bytes and Boxes The King County Archives was chosen as winner of the Association of King County Heritage Organizations 2017 Technology Award for its online exhibit, Responding to AIDS: The Seattle-King County Department of Public Health, 1982-1996. The AKCHO Technology Award is “presented annually to an organization for an outstanding project that pairs…