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Deschutes Parkway landscape work to impact traffic Sept. 29

On Monday, Sept. 29, a crew from the Washington State Department of Transportation will mow the plant hedge along the west side of Deschutes Parkway from near the 5th Avenue Bridge to Percival Cove, across the street from Marathon Park.

The work will begin at about 8 a.m. and be finished by about 4 p.m.

Both lanes of Deschutes Parkway will be open, but a flagger will help be on site to help manage traffic near the mower.

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State to add thousands of plants, new stormwater system near Capitol to protect Puget Sound

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 3, contractors hired by the Department of Enterprise Services will plant more than 3,000 shrubs and trees near the Legislative Building.

Contractors will also finish installing a new, cutting-edge stormwater management system to reduce polluted surface water runoff that washes into Capitol Lake and Puget Sound.

Dec. 13 gun rights rally could draw thousands to Capitol Campus

Up to 6,000 people could participate in a rally on the state Capitol grounds in Olympia Saturday, Dec. 13 to express their opposition to Initiative 594, the new law that expands gun purchase background checks to include firearms sales and transfers between private citizens.

The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has approved the use of the campus grounds for the "I Will Not Comply" rally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the Tivoli Fountain on the west Capitol Campus.