The mystery of the week was how much reader interest there was in a story about billionaires buying land in Idaho.
1. Olympia man charged in King County prostitution sting: The business manager for the Timberland Regional Library system was among more than a dozen people charged last week in connection with a prostitution and sex-trafficking ring involving Korean women in King County.
2. St. Peter Hospital reports rise in number of patients linked to dabbing: A method of marijuana consumption known as dabbing has led to more emergency room visits and a new treatment protocol at Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia.
3. 2 Texas billionaires bought up 38,000 acres of Idaho land: Over the past six years, two Texas billionaire brothers have bought about 38,000 acres of land on the Joseph Plains in Idaho County and apparently have closed access to local residents for hunting and recreation.
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4. Two men injured in Yelm Highway shooting: Two men were injured in a Saturday morning shooting on the 12700 block of the Yelm Highway, according to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office. One of the men will be booked into the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder once he is released from the hospital.
5. Mouse Trap, specialty cheese retailer, opens in downtown Olympia: For years, Alexandra Gouirand felt that Olympia needed a high-quality cheese shop. But the more she waited for someone else to open one, the more she realized that she should be the one to open that shop.