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Pre-Approved Community Service Sites For Kittitas County Probation

If the court orders you to perform community service (usually in lieu of jail time) below is a list of pre-approved agencies. Even though these are preapproved you should still get your probation officers approval before performing the community service. Probation can be reached at 509-962-7646.

You must also use probations Community Service Time Sheet. This sheet is available here: (Download PDF)

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Washington DUI Victims Impact Panels

DUI Impact Panels are designed to educate communities about the effects of driving under the influence, provide education to subjects and their families who are facing DUI charged, and assist the victims and families of victims who have been involved in a DUI incident.

The cost of attending a panel is $35.00-50.00. Only cash or money order is accepted. Bring picture identification. All locations are space limited. No late arrivals will be admitted. No children under the age of 13 will be permitted. NO ONE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AND/OR OTHER DRUGS WILL BE ALLOWED TO ENTER. This is not a complete list and is provided for your convenience.

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FAQs: Medical Marijuana in Washington State

A brief discussion of some of the issues with Medical Marijuana in Washington State.


  1. Is marijuana legal for private use in Washington?

    Marijuana possession is illegal in Washington. The medical marijuana law, chapter 69.51A, provides protection from arrest or other criminal sanctions for qualified patients and designated caregivers who are complying with the law. People who qualify may possess a 60-day supply of marijuana. However, medical marijuana (cannabis) is not legal under federal law. There is no medical use protection for people who are arrested or charged under federal law.

  2. My friend told me that Recently Federal Law changed and the Federal Government is no longer prosecuting those who use medical marijuana.

    No. It is true that the president has directed federal prosecutors to consider appropriate medical use when making criminal charging decisions and that U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole has announced updated formal guidelines for federal prosecutors in states that have laws allowing the use of medical marijuana (cannabis). However, the guidelines do not legalize medical marijuana (cannabis). The guidelines only provide direction for prosecutors when reviewing medical marijuana (cannabis) cases. You can read the Deputy Attorney General's memorandum here:

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FAQs: Federal Court House in Tacoma, Washington

Information about parking, security, contact information and important web links for the Federal Court House in Tacoma, Washington.


  1. Where is the Federal Court House in Tacoma?

    Union Station 1717 Pacific Avenue Suite 3100 Tacoma WA 98402

  2. What is the phone number?

    You can find a list of phone numbers here: or call 253-882-3800.

  3. When is the Federal Court House in Tacoma open?

    Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

  4. When is the Federal Court House in Tacoma closed?

    New Years Day (January 1st)* Martin Luther King Jr. Day (3rd Monday of January) President's Day (3rd Monday of February) Memorial Day (Last Monday of May) Independence Day (July 4th)* Labor Day (1st Monday of September) Columbus Day (2nd Monday of October) Veterans Day (November 11th)* Thanksgiving (4th Thursday of November) Christmas (December 25th)* * If on a weekend, these days will typically be observed on the nearest Monday or Friday.

  5. Where can I park at the Federal Court House in Tacoma?

    Parking is available at the north end of the courthouse and may be paid in cash or by a visa or debit card. The exact amount is required for cash payment. Parking is also available at the museum lot on the south end of the courthouse, but cash is the only payment accepted.

  6. Is there anything special about security at the Federal Court House in Tacoma?

    Security measures have increased at all federal courthouses, including Union Station in Tacoma. You will be required to show photo ID and pass through the security checkpoint.

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