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Meeting reminder: Public open house on long term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary set for March 9

The Department of Enterprise Services will host a public open house on Wednesday, March 9, to present and gain feedback on a draft work plan to develop strategies for long-term management of Capitol Lake. This first open house will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary workgroup to meet March 25

A workgroup made up of local and tribal government representatives working to find a path forward on long-term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes estuary will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

Reminder: Capitol Lake/Deschutes Estuary workgroup to meet March 25

A workgroup made up of local and tribal government representatives working on long-term planning for Capitol Lake/Deschutes estuary will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 at the 1500 Jefferson Street building in Olympia.

The agenda for the March 25 meeting includes a briefing on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process, the workgroup’s implementation plan for coordinating their work in 2016, and an update on the public feedback gathered at a March 9 public open house.

Veterans reach out to veterans

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the unemployment rate among military veterans discharged after September 2001 is 9.9 percent. The national unemployment rate is 7.4 percent.

Gov. Jay Inslee recently issued an initiative supporting recruitment of veterans into state service.

No heat, hot water in campus buildings on Dec. 21

Most Capitol Campus buildings will be without heat or hot water from about 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 while the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) repairs a leak in the underground steam system.

The affected buildings include:

Sid Snyder Avenue reopens to public

Crews work on completing final touches

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has reopened Sid Snyder Avenue to the public, providing direct access from the intersection of 14th Avenue S.E. and Capitol Way to the state Legislative Building.

Repairing the roadway and replacing numerous underground utilities in the area have kept the main entrance to the Capitol Campus closed for four months. The $1.9 million project began in August.

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