** PERTINENT LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL NEWS **
+ “Slade Gorton, former U.S. senator and a heavyweight in Washington state politics, dies”
+ Slade Gorton, one of Indian Country’s most relentless critics, died Wednesday. He was 92 years old.
+ Thurston County Jail inmate tests positive for COVID-19
+ USPS delays threaten a key backbone of online sales from Amazon, eBay and more
+ Postal Service blocked lawmakers from key evidence on DeJoy’s selection, Schumer says
+ Washington tourist breaks quarantine and spends part of Hawaii vacation in jail, cops say
+ Yelm man on KOMO-TV 4: Eric’s Heroes: Anacortes High School grads relive their past by ‘draggin’ the gut’
+ Another thing to fear? A T. Rex offering family fun and lessons on using the [Intercity Transit] bus
+ Due to racism and injustices against Black Americans in the U.S., there’s a push to move away and pursue a life abroad.
+ Could the U.S. be headed for political violence? History suggests the answer is yes.
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
Former CDC Director and President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Dr. Rich Besser said it would be “impossible” to safely reopen schools without controlling community transmission of COVID19
Scientists say it may be years before students can return to school without masks, social distancing
Why scientists say the virus is hard to contain
[LA Times Sports columnist Bill Plaschke] I had COVID-19, and these are the things nobody tells you
** TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY **
Senate committee made criminal referral of Trump Jr., Bannon, Kushner, two others to federal prosecutors
As it turns out, there really was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia
Every American needs to see this interview, especially the last minutes: “Former Trump official backing Biden says others will speak out”
George Conway: “No serious criminal lawyer” would buy Justice Department’s defense of Michael Flynn
A list of people and things Donald Trump tried to get canceled before he railed against ‘cancel culture’ [this story from July 7, 2020 is a good reminder today!]