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* Trump says coronavirus crisis will probably ‘get worse before it gets better,’
* Report: Yelm’s zip code has 36 COVID-19 cases,
* Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others

“A B- for Canada, an F for the U.S.”
Credit David Horsey, The Seattle Times

  • Below are story headlines of note.


+ According to a new report out Tuesday by the county, a total of 36 cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Yelm ZIP code, 98597

+ Yelm Community Schools Accepting Feedback on Fall Plans

+ Reopen the Canada-U.S. border? Canadians say sorry, but no thanks

+ Letter From the Health Officer: Our Case Numbers Are Rising and We May Need to Dial Back

+ Southeast Thurston Fire Authority Won’t Put Bond on 2020 Ballot

+ Crowded areas, sick workers among details in OSHA complaint against Emerald Queen Casino

+ Seattle officials worry recent violence, vandalism could bring feds in to police protesters

+ High school football, other sports pushed to spring in Washington state – There will be no Friday Night Lights this fall.

+ New York, New Jersey and Connecticut added 10 more states to their travel restrictions list Tuesday [now including Washington], now requiring people from 31 states to self-quarantine for 14 days if they visit the area.


Fox News Viewers More Likely to Believe COVID Death Count Is Fake, Poll Shows

Poll: Pandemic hurting Americans’ finances in disparate ways

UV Radiation Protects Against Coronavirus

Israel-US team find drug that can stop Covid-19 in its tracks – Researchers show coronavirus causes lungs to accumulate fat, so cholesterol-lowering drug may help downgrade virus threat to that of common cold.


Twitter bans 7,000 QAnon accounts, limits 150,000 others as part of broad crackdown and The company will classify QAnon as coordinated harmful activity in part because of a rise in harassment targeting high-profile critics of the president.

Facing federal agents, Portland protests find new momentum

Trump to Send Federal Agents to Protests in Chicago and Seattle Amid Crackdown – in an unconstitutional show of force! Ed. note: the military involved should remember and uphold their Oath to the Constitution that they are not to be used against American citizens.

Facebook places disclaimer on Trump’s post on mail-in voting

Trump ex-lawyer Michael Cohen gets quick court hearing [July 23] on prison release bid after suing Attorney General Barr for violating his 1st Amendment rights

From The [President Jimmy and Rosalynn] Carter Center: “A new report endorsed by The Carter Center highlights how some governments are interrupting elections, clamping down on political opponents, discriminating against minority and vulnerable groups, censoring media, and increasing disinformation and digital surveillance.” [Editor’s note: And at first glance, I thought this was about the United States!]

“Trump’s Request of an Ambassador: Get the British Open for Me” – “Woody Johnson, the N.F.L. owner, Trump donor and ambassador to Britain, was warned not to get involved in trying to move the tournament to a Trump resort in Scotland, but he raised the idea anyway — and he failed.” [Editor’s note: Yet another impeachable offense, yawn!]

Trump [July 21] at his first coronavirus-related press conference in almost 3 months: “It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better. Something I don’t like saying about things, but that’s the way it is.”

Why Bill Barr faces a reckoning if Trump loses

Posted by Steve on July 22, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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