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Surplus Retail Store's Grand Re-opening event generates record sales

People viewing an item at the Surplus Grand Re-opening event.

Hundreds of people attended Washington State Surplus Retail Store’s Grand Re-opening last Saturday (June 15), and they didn’t leave empty handed.

The store reported a record of more than $22,000 in daily sales for June 15. That’s four times the amount of a typical Saturday.

Tree work scheduled June 26 and 28 on the Capitol Campus

Crews will remove a large blue Atlas cedar tree limb that poses potential safety hazards for pedestrians along Cherry Lane near the northwest corner of the Insurance Building on Wednesday, June 26. 

Sidewalks along the northwest corner of Insurance Building will be closed during the work, and some parking spaces on Cherry Lane will be cordoned off. A small number of parking spaces on the south side of the Winged Victory circle will be cordoned off as a staging area. 

Celebrate the State Surplus Retail Store's Grand Re-opening on June 15

The Washington State Surplus Retail Store in Tumwater is holding a Grand Re-opening on June 15 to showcase improvements to the physical space and to tout the larger variety and quality of items for sale to the public.

The store will be open extended hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the 15th.

One-day closure set for June 14

In order to prepare for the event, the store will be closed on June 14.

Capital City Pride Festival to bring estimated 5,000 to Capitol Campus June 23

Capital City Pride Festival to bring estimated 5,000 to Capitol Campus June 23

The Department of Enterprise Services' has issued a permit for the 2019 Capital City Pride Festival on Sunday, June 23.

Festival organizers estimate that 5,000 people will attend the annual event, which could affect traffic and parking on Capitol Campus. The event includes a noon parade from the flag circle lawn near the Legislative Building to Heritage Park, where festival activities are scheduled from 1 to 5 p.m.

Marathon Park parking lot to close during oil spill clean-up

OLYMPIA - There will be increased activity in Capitol Lake and Marathon Park as clean-up efforts from the Olympia Brewery Transformer oil spill continue.

Starting May 31, the parking lot for Marathon Park will become a staging area for the cleanup and closed for public use. Parking is available nearby along Deschutes Parkway.

There will be minimal impacts to pedestrians. Flaggers will be on site to direct pedestrians. Park restrooms will be available for use.

Water leaks in the Plaza Garage are being investigated

Construction crews on the East Plaza are investigating the cause of leaks into the Plaza Garage that began Tuesday, May 14. The source is suspected to be trapped water leaking through conduits exposed during the construction. As crews continue to locate the sources of the water leaks, they will take measures to minimize the impacts to parkers and their vehicles. This may be an ongoing issue as crews continue demolition work this spring.

Puget SoundCorps activities on Capitol Campus next week will help protect water quality in Puget Sound

A Puget SoundCorps crew will remove invasive plant species on the Capitol Campus to help protect Puget Sound water quality April 29 through May 2. 

The crew will remove English ivy and other invasive species that harm trees in forested areas on both East and West Campus.

April 27 rally to bring estimated 2,500 to Capitol Campus

Enterprise Services has issued a permit for a rally this weekend that organizers say could bring up to 2,500 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. 

Tree work scheduled on Capitol Campus on Tuesday, April 9, to address winter weather damage

OLYMPIA — Tree pruning will be done at various Capitol Campus locations on Tuesday, April 9, throughout the day.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Timm’s Tree Care for the pruning effort, which aims to improve tree health and ensure public safety. The work will include removing branches that were damaged during winter storms.

History of Women in Washington State Government tours coming this month

Hear about amazing women from all three branches of government who broke barriers, and see the spaces where they made history happen, during History of Women in Washington State Government tours. The tours will take place inside the historic Legislative Building.

In celebration of Women’s History Month in March, three tours that focus on women of historical significance who played a role in Washington State Government and women’s suffrage in Washington will be offered by the volunteers from Capitol Security and Visitor Services.

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