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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.