** LOCAL AND STATE NEWS OF NOTE **
+ NVN: Family Makes Final Preparations for Sept. 17 Yelm Grocery Outlet Opening
+ WSDOT: Marvin Road @ I-5 interchange closure, weekend of Sept. 25-28. Plan ahead!
+ Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee updates indoor fitness and training facility guidance
+ Airways Magazine : Alaska Airlines operates at 50% capacity, delays OneWorld membership
+ Thurston County Health Officer: Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek addresses three concerns about COVID-19 tests, testing and reporting.
+ Pierce County retired general on Trump’s reported military comments: ‘You’re no patriot’
+ WaPo: Your guide to safely and ethically visiting national parks this fall
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
CNBC: Fraternities blamed for campus coronavirus outbreaks as universities struggle to resume classes
CNBC: Dr. Scott Gottlieb blames early virus testing failures for making March lockdown the only choice
MSNBC: Former DHS Secy. Tom Ridge: Suggesting election loss is due to fraud is ‘un-American,’ ‘unworthy of an incumbent president’
WaPo: Blood plasma looked like a promising covid-19 treatment. Then Trump got involved. [Remember “Everything Trump Touches Dies“!]
CNBC: U.S. coronavirus data is ‘disturbing,’ Dr. Fauci says in disputing Trump
Mercola: EU to Hold COVID Vax Makers Liable, US Indemnifies
** NATIONAL NEWS **
New Yahoo News/YouGov poll: Trump falls 10 points behind Biden amid reports he misled Americans about COVID-19 and disparaged U.S. soldiers
Russia, China and Iran launched cyberattacks on presidential campaigns, Microsoft says
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘Trump is destroying the Republican Party. Why won’t any of his peers speak up?’ and how our current political moment is reminiscent of a riot that happened in 1970.
Yahoo!: Jimmy Carter Says Willie Nelson Smoked Pot with His Son on the Roof of the White House [President Carter will be 96 on October 1st]
Trump Is Conveniently Ignoring the Climate-Fueled Fires Raging in the West
Justice Department caved to Trump ‘pressure campaign’ to drop Michael Flynn prosecution, lawyer charges
Removal of flag honoring veterans from White House sparks anger
Kristopher Purcell [former Bush communications aide and a co-founder of 43 Alumni for Biden]: Trump represents an existential threat to our Constitution. That’s why hundreds of my fellow former Bush administration officials have pledged to support Biden instead.
DHS spokeswoman pushed NBC News to retract accurate story about terrorists at the border
In the “You Can’t Make this Up Dept.”: ICE flew detainees to Virginia so the planes could transport agents to D.C. protests; a coronavirus outbreak followed
In the “You Can’t Make this Up Dept.”: Trump campaign misspells ‘Nobel’ on official campaign materials
Prosecutor quits Durham inquiry into Trump-Russia probe over political pressure concern, report says
The Lincoln Project : “9/11 Ad“
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf subpoenaed for hearing next week after refusing to testify