Our top stories from last week, based on reader traffic to The Olympian website:
1. Man faces 12 counts of animal cruelty over makeshift slaughterhouse in Thurston County: The basement was covered in fresh blood, starting at the entrance, and the walls were spattered with blood, flesh and fur, documents show. Investigators reported “there was no blood-free area to step, so we had to walk through it.”
2. Restaurant inspections for Feb. 25: The offending sentence: “Observed hands not being washed between touching raw meats and ready-to-eat foods.”
3. Olympia robbery suspect arrested in Tacoma after I-5 chase: Lt. Paul Lower said the suspect allegedly stole three pairs of jeans from Macy’s, and when he was stopped by store security, he pulled out a gun and threatened to kill the security officers.
4. 2 men arrested for racing Subarus on I-5: The two suspects were racing white Subaru Imprezas.
5. ‘Pit stop” longer than expected for Tumwater race car driver: Tale of Tumwater race car driver, Jessica Dana, and her two-year dispute with the state Department of Labor & Industries.