- Editor’s note: “‘It’s the economy, stupid’ was the phrase that James Carville, Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign director, coined to explain his strategy to convince the public to change presidential leadership in the middle of a recession.”
- Bill Clinton defeated incumbent George H. W. Bush, making him a one term President. Will that occur again in 2020?
- “It’s the virus, stupid,” Trump ignores to his peril!
** LOCAL AREA NEWS **
WSDOT: Utility Tree Trimming Brings Daytime Delays to SR 510 in Yelm [Weekdays Nov. 4-12, except Veterans Day Nov. 11]
Las Vegas Review-Journal: Pregnant woman’s killing haunts family 24 years later – the family now lives in Yelm
** STATE NEWS **
Idaho hospitals near capacity as Covid-19 cases surge [Ed. note: Seattle and Portland being used as alternates]
Researchers at the University of Kansas report counties with mask mandates thwarted significant escalation in transmission of COVID-19 and counties operating without a requirement people wear a face covering suffered steady infection rate increases. — A new article by researchers at the University of Washington published in the journal Nature Medicine estimated a near-universal adherence to mask wearing throughout the United States could save 130,000 lives by the end of February.
** NATIONAL NEWS **
Dow sinks more than 900 points for its worst drop since June amid rising virus cases globally [Ed. note: Wall Street does not mirror Trump’s talk-up on the economy. The old slogan should be updated for Trump, “It’s the virus, Stupid!”]