Washington state has again been recognized as a leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Department of Enterprise Services Fleet Operations Manager George Carter III recently accepted the National Conference of State Fleet Administrators (NCSFA) 2018 Environmental Leadership Award.
About 500 people are expected to attend the 2018 Medal of Honor and Peace Officers Memorial ceremony — held from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 4 — at the Law Enforcement Memorial located near the Temple of Justice overlooking Capitol Lake and the north Capitol Campus.
The ceremony honors law enforcement officers who displayed exceptional meritorious conduct and those who gave their lives in the line of duty.
There will be a 21-gun salute during the ceremony and rehearsal salutes on the west side of the General Administration Building earlier in the day.
Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a rally this weekend that organizers say could bring up to 2,000 people to the state Capitol Campus in Olympia. The event is expected to affect traffic and parking on the campus.
Many rally participants are expected to openly carry firearms, as allowed under state law. There is no prohibition against openly carrying guns on the grounds of the state Capitol Campus in Olympia.