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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.

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Appeal challenging Olympia's 'missing middle' housing plan dismissed

Olympia’s hearing examiner has dismissed a challenge to proposed changes to the city zoning code that would make it easier to build different types of housing -- which the city of Olympia calls the "missing middle" -- in more parts the city. The challenge was brought by residents who argued the changes would hurt their property in various ways, including clogging parking, taxing stormwater management, hurting the aesthetics and destroying privacy.

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.

The history behind Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a great time to enjoy time with friends and family, but the holiday has a deeper meaning. Check out the history behind Memorial Day and what it's really all about.
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