Mar. 27 - Nighttime Water Line Repair on Capitol Way

Beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27 and continuing until approximately 2:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, the curb-side lane of Capitol Way, heading northbound will be closed between Sid Snyder and 11th Avenue while City crews repair a water line in the area. Water service to the Washington State Archives and Department of Licensing buildings will be shut off during the repair. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes to minimize traffic impacts. To ensure safety in the work zone, please obey all signs and traffic control.

Informational Meeting & Public Hearing on 2015 Thurston County Precinct Maintenance Plan

OLYMPIA, WA – The Thurston County Auditor’s Office invites citizens to attend a public informational meeting and a public hearing to provide feedback for the maintenance of precinct boundaries. Due to the City of Olympia’s recent annexation, the 2015 plan focuses on necessary adjustments and updates to precincts to follow neighborhood boundaries. An overview and maps of the proposed adjustments are available on the Thurston County Auditor’s Office, Elections Division website at

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Mar. 22 - Washington State Ferry Spring Schedule Begins

If you’re planning to ride the ferry this weekend, remember that the spring schedule starts Sunday, March 22. Peak season surcharge fare increases go into effect May 1. One of the most exciting things about the spring schedule is the reopening of the Anacortes/Sidney, B.C. route. I will be traveling to Sidney on Sunday to celebrate the reopening with dignitaries from the Canadian and American communities that count on this important link. I’ll share some photos and details next week.

Kraft Foods recalling approximately 242,000 Macaroni & Cheese

FDA Press Release) - Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling approximately 242,000 cases of select code dates and manufacturing codes of the Original flavor of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Dinner – due to the possibility that some boxes may contain small pieces of metal. The recalled product is limited to the 7.25-oz. size of the Original flavor of boxed dinner with the “Best When Used By” dates of September 18, 2015 through October 11, 2015, with the code “C2” directly below the date on each individual box. The “C2” refers to a specific production line on which the affected product was made.
Some of these products have also been packed in multi-pack units that have a range of different code dates and manufacturing codes on the external packaging (box or shrink-wrap), depending on the package configuration (see table below).

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