New Family Justice Center In Thurston County

Services for domestic violence, sexual assault now in downtown Olympia. October 14, 2013 marked the public opening of the Thurston County Family Justice Center in downtown Olympia. This is a collaborative program of the Family Support Center of South Sound, the Thurston County Clerk’s Office, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, and the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Thurston County Family Justice Center provides advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in criminal cases, assists with civil protection orders and civil family law matters, and provides referrals to social services and other kinds of support.

The official opening of the Family Justice Center was highlighted by greetings from First Lady Trudi Inslee and a keynote address by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Mrs. Inslee noted that the Thurston County Family Justice Center, based on a national best-practices model of service delivery, is only the second such center in Washington State; the first being the Crystal Judson Center in Tacoma.


Pacific Avenue Stormwater Pipe Repair

What’s Happening
Beginning the week of October 21, 2013 and continuing through November 1, 2013, the City’s contractor will dig out and replace an existing 15” stormwater pipe that is failing. Work will occur between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Traffic Impacts
Work will occur in the vicinity of the 2700 block of Pacific Avenue. At least one lane of traffic will be open during construction. Traffic control and flaggers will be in place, so please use caution when traveling through the area. Travelers may experience delays, and are asked to consider using alternate routes. Driveway entrances to businesses will remain open throughout the project.

October 17, 2013/ City of Olympia Public Notice


Olympia LED Streetlight Conversion

About the Project
From now through January, Olympia’s city-owned streetlights will be converted from existing HPS (High Pressure Sodium) to new Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology. A contract firm, the Light Doctor, is performing the work. The general schedule is as follows:

  • Westside October
  • Southeast November
  • Northeast December
  • Downtown January


WSP Wants Troopers

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is currently seeking to hire 300+ troopers. If you have ever wanted to be in law enforcement then now is a great opportunity to see if you have what it takes. WSP is having its phase 1 testing at Lynnwood High School on November 2nd, 2013. Check-in begins at 7:30 AM. Phase 1 testing consists of a physical fitness test and a written test. Those who successfully pass both of these tests will advance to the next phase of testing.

For more information on applications, testing locations and minimum requirements, please visit HERE.

For additional information on the Lynwood High School training date, call local recruiter, Trooper Keith Leary at (425) 583-7640 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

October 17, 2013/WSP Public Notice