** LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS **
Jolt News: An interview with Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall
Jolt News: Thurston Strong to receive $10 million to support economic recovery
Seahawks radio host Dori Monson suspended after transphobic tweet
Boeing’s struggles continue: No jetliner sales in September
Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show
Boy genius, 12, set to study aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech
Eighty-eight faculty members at the university [of Notre Dame] penned a letter saying Barrett should delay her Supreme Court nomination until after the Nov. 3 election.
For the Supreme Court: Choose Another” – “In the 70 year history of Fertility and Sterility, there has never been a statement published on the seating of a U.S. Supreme Court justice. We feel that with the vacancy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, women’s constitutional rights are in jeopardy. The nomination of the justice under consideration is of such peril that we write these words of grave concern today [Oct. 12].”
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
Coronavirus cases are rising in U.S., sparking worries the next big wave has begun
‘Difficult situation:’ Nation’s top infectious disease expert warns of a surge in coronavirus cases
New analysis shows the horrific scale of Trump’s disaster as 17 states hit new highs for COVID-19
University of Washington virus outbreak continues to grow
** TRUMP NEWS IN THE LAST 24 HOURS **
Don Winslow ad: #AmericaNeedsPennsylvania w/ Bruce @springsteen !
Another pro-Trump ad uses footage from Russia
‘Unmasking’ probe ordered by Barr finds no wrongdoing by Obama officials: report
– DOJ: Trump’s ‘total declassification’ of Russiagate docs has no effect DOJ attorneys told a judge that the White House Counsel’s Office effectively told DOJ to disregard Trump’s tweets on the matter.
Romney decries state of ‘hate-filled’ politics, largely blames Trump
Dark Money for Supreme Court Briefs Tied to Former Federalist Society Leader
Trump supporters in battleground states largely favor LGBTQ rights, poll finds
U.S. troops in Germany see their fate as critical, and at stake, in presidential election
[Defense Secretary] Esper doesn’t commit to keeping troops away from polling stations
Trump Demands a Plan to Withdraw U.S. Troops From Somalia allowing him to make good on  campaign pledges to bring soldiers home even though the country remains beset by insurgents linked to al-Qaeda.