Appropriately enough, election results were the most read on The Olympian website last week.
1. Election results for Thurston County: See them here.
2. Overflowing still creates scare in downtown Olympia: The street was closed while firefighters entered the business where the windows were covered in condensation. Onlookers feared the distilling equipment — which is used to make moonshine, whiskey and vodka — was under pressure and could explode at any moment.
3. Ex-Olympia Farmers Market manager accused of embezzling $159,000: Charlene R. Haney, 59, is charged with one count of first-degree theft. She was arraigned Tuesday, and entered a not guilty plea to the charge. Her trial date was set for Jan. 25.
4. Providence St. Peter Hospital employee diagnosed with tuberculosis: Citing privacy concerns, Providence officials would not disclose the employee’s position or level of interaction with patients at the hospital. The employee’s TB diagnosis was confirmed Thursday, and the source of exposure is under investigation.
5. Rochester roommates sentenced to prising for abusing disabled woman: Yolanda L. Whitten, 52, and Brandon A. Aquino, 48, who are siblings, each pleaded guilty Monday in Thurston County Superior Court to one count of second-degree assault/domestic violence. As part of the plea deal, prosecutors dismissed a charge of second-degree criminal mistreatment.