A lesson to everyone: veterans take their service, combat and medals very seriously (as well they should), and false claims about any of the aforementioned is bound to get you into hot water. If that’s not clear to you, please see NBC’s Brian Williams.
Here are last week’s top five stories, based on reader traffic to our website.
1. Evergreen teacher investigated for apparent false claims of combat medals: “His official military record, obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by another Vietnam veteran from Olympia, says (Daryl) Morgan served in the war, and it credits him with standard medals for service in Vietnam. But it does not indicate that he was awarded the higher-level medals he claims.”
2. Restaurant inspections for Feb. 11: Not good: “Raw chicken in bowl of chicken blood stored in between raw beef and raw fish.”
3. Lawsuit: Ex-employee accuses Olympia of reverse racism: “The lawsuit was filed Jan. 12 by Eric Lakewold, who had worked as a garbage collector. Lakewold was fired in July after a confrontation with a resident about six weeks earlier.”
4. Suspects arrested in Yelm robbery: “The woman attempted to deposit the money at a drive-thru ATM, but the suspect reached through the open car window and took the cash, Stancil said. He fled on foot and climbed into a waiting vehicle, driven by a female suspect.”
5. Olympia Albertsons to switch to Haggen in March: The Albertsons store at 3520 Pacific Ave. SE is set to become a Haggen next month.