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Lacey's alternate-day watering start June 1

Lacey’s mandatory alternate-day watering schedule for lawns, gardens and other landscaping starts June 1. Alternate-day watering is mandatory for all Lacey water customers from June through September. The City Council approved the policy in 2006 to reduce peak water demand during summer months.

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City OKs $30,000 request to staff Community Care Center

The Olympia City Council on Tuesday approved a request for $30,000 to help pay for staff at the Providence Community Care Center. The money is needed to “help fill a gap in funds” at the center, according to an email from Meg Martin, Interfaith Works’ homeless services director, to city leaders in April.

Crime

Two of three suspects in armed robbery at McDonald’s appear in court

Two of the three teens accused of leading police on a chase through Olympia and setting off a multi-agency manhunt earlier this week were in court Thursday on charges related to an armed robbery. Clinton Taylor, 18, and Daniel Garcia-Ramos, 17, were arrested early Wednesday after police say they robbed a McDonald’s in west Olympia at gunpoint. A third suspect, 17-year-old Shane Schachere, was also arrested Wednesday but was injured by a police dog.