** PERTINENT LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL NEWS **
+ Federal judge rules I-1639 is constitutional in lawsuit from NRA
+ Free meals for Washington students in need will continue through end of 2020
+ High school athletes petition Gov. Inslee for return of football, fall sports – 9,600 signatures as of Monday night
+ 200 JBLM Army soldiers shipping out to fight northern California wildfires
+ How can you travel safely this Labor Day? Tips for flights, road trips during COVID-19 [Ed. note: Staying home is safest.]
+ Delta Air Lines eliminates change fees on most domestic tickets
+ JOLT News: Despite dry conditions, wildfires elsewhere, fire season average in Thurston County
+ Amazon wins FAA approval to deliver packages by drone
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
People with obesity are at high risk for severe COVID-19. That poses serious medical and social challenges
Secret White House Coronavirus Task Force Reports Contradict Public Claims by Trump, Pence [Ed. note: Trump will do anything to subvert facts.]
‘Shame and blame’: Are college COVID-19 cases the fault of campuses full of reckless partiers? Experts, students say no.
Go inside the president’s pressure campaign on federal scientists over the covid-19 treatment.
Will Labor Day bring another coronavirus spike? Most in the US are worried, poll finds [Ed. note: Memorial Day, July 4th holidays had cases spike]
Workers deserved protection from COVID-19. The agency in charge didn’t care.
** TRUMP’S PRESIDENCY **
Trump Says Barr, Wolf Joining to Combat ‘Left-Wing’ Protests [Ed. note: Using the DOJ to go after Biden!]
Barr’s removal of career national security official, before election, raises concerns [Ed. note: Who’s going to stop him from putting in his own political appointee?]
Rosenstein blocked FBI from probing Trump’s Russian ties—then ordered Mueller to ignore them as well
Trump’s lawyers say court wrongly sided with Manhattan DA over financial records [Ed. note: We will soon know if the federal appellate court agrees.]
Federal appeals court denies Michael Flynn motion to dismiss case
AP FACT CHECK: Is Trump’s America great again or hellscape?
Donald Trump’s under-50% presidency
Twitter removes QAnon supporter’s false claim about CDC Covid-19 death statistics that Trump had retweeted
Salon: Trump’s signal to his followers is clear: Violence and chaos are my only hope – Armed men in pickup trucks are “Great Patriots!” according to our president. He’s drooling for mob violence
Trump praises right-wing supporters, rails against protesters after unrest in Portland [Ed. note: And we are supposed to believe Trump is unifying, as The White House claims? Really?]
Police support for armed far-right groups and Trump’s creeping fascism are a terrifying mix
Trump is uniquely responsible for the violence erupting on his watch. This is his America
GOP Incumbents’ Opposition to the Affordable Care Act Could Be Their Undoing
VOA reporters say Trump appointee puts journalists at risk
What’s Trump hiding by withholding his tax returns? Here’s how we can find out.
Melania’s ex-friend: Trump family tainted by ‘deceit, deception’
Mike Pompeo is the worst secretary of state in history
House panel opens probe of White House trade advisor Navarro after ventilator contract canceled