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‘Bold step’: King County to look at youth crime as public-health risk

On Monday, May 21, 2017, King County Executive Dow Constantine held a press conference to push for his proposal to renew the Veterans and Human Services Levy which will expire December 31.
He’s surrounded by supporters and veterans.

The review could make King County the first jurisdiction in the nation to approach juvenile crime through a public-health lens.

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