King County

County transit planners tap software for GIS non-experts

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Officials in two counties said new on-demand planning software from Via is making it easier for GIS beginners to work alongside data experts.

King County, Washington, bans facial recognition

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The county, which includes Seattle, became the first county government to institute an outright ban on the controversial surveillance technology.

Mobile voting arrives for 1.2 million Seattle-area voters

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Voters around Seattle will be able to use a smartphone to cast ballots for a seat on an environmental board, but warnings about online voting still abound.

LocalSmart county winners focus on transformative services

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The winners of the GoldenGov: County Executive of the Year LocalSmart Awards say they emphasized efficiency in their tech leadership.

Transparency advocates rebuke open records rollbacks in Washington state

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Two bills advancing in the legislature would remove items like birth dates of state employees from public disclosure, in the name of privacy.

King County CIO Bill Kehoe heads to Los Angeles

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After seven years with the Washington county, the IT leader says he's ready for a new challenge.

Seattle's King County poised for full cloud archive switch

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Home to more than 2 million residents, King County in Washington state is making the move from tape-based storage to the cloud.

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