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Thurston County, Washington, is located at the southern end of Puget Sound in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Majestic Mount Rainier and the rugged Cascade Mountains are nearby to the east, while the Pacific Coast is just an hour's drive to the west. Home to more than 260,000 residents, Thurston County is 60 miles south of Seattle and 100 miles north of Portland, Oregon.

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Interactive Thurston County Financial Information

Explore this interactive Web site that is designed to help you understand how Thurston County spends and receives money. Start exploring and learn about your government.
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Thurston County financial information

July Stormwater Rate Workshops

Join county staff at three workshops in July to learn about possible changes to stormwater rates. July 22 in Lacey, July 23 in Rochester, and July 24 in Yelm.
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Beat the Heat

The Fair's Opening Day Is Almost Here!

Buy your passes and carnival armbands before
July 29 and save. Contest and event entries are due soon--check the 2014 Exhibitor's Guide for more.
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2014 Construction Projects

Thurston County Public Works crews are hard at work this season on several projects throughout the county. Get connected with Public Works Twitter updates on @Thurston_PW
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link arrow Chehalis Western Trail--Bridging the Gap Phase 3
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Veterans Court Turns Five in July

Join us in celebrating five years of success each Wednesday in July at 4 p.m. in Veterans Court. Guest speakers will join court staff and Veterans Court graduates for special programs.
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Plastic Bag Bans Start July 1

Beginning July 1, single-use plastic bags will be banned in Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and in unincorporated Thurston County.
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link arrow Spring/Summer 2014 Talkin' Trash

Get the Grow Smart, Grow Safe App

The new Grow Smart, Grow Safe app for your smartphone helps you choose lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment.
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New Enforcement Code is Under Review

The Board of County Commissioners is considering a new consolidated enforcement code title. The new Title 26 consolidates land use code enforcement regulations from 13 chapters into one.
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Federal Review of Pipeline Expansion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will soon be issuing a Draft EIS on a natural gas pipeline expansion project that includes a portion in eastern Thurston County. FERC Docket No. CP13-507.
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link arrow Map of Washington Expansion Project CP-13-507
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Recruiting - Civil Service

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is looking to fill a number of positions during 2014.
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