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* Thurston County cases rise causes concern,
* La Niña looms large – colder, wetter winter,
* Amazon said nearly 20,000 workers got coronavirus!

Congrats to Grocery Outlet opening!
Credit: Yelm Chamber


+ Special Report: Latest Thurston County case numbers not good, 66 so far this week

+ Washington’s minimum wage to increase to $13.69 in 2021

+ A break for unemployed Washingtonians has been extended through early November

+ JOLT News: Own a piece of the Hands On Childrens Museum Solar System

+ La Niña is looming large. Here’s what that means for winter in the Northwest

+ Study: Washington Ranks No. 1 Best State for Teachers

+ Here’s why bikes don’t have to stop at stop signs in Washington starting Oct. 1

+ Seattle-based Alaska Airlines to furlough 500 employees as federal aid runs out – “According to state WARN notices, Delta Airlines could furlough up to 74 people in Washington state. United could furlough as many as 259 workers, and American Airlines warned of a possible 111 temporary furloughs, starting Oct. 1.” [Ed. note: This after Boeing announced moving 787 production form Puget Sound to S. C.]

+ Eager for a trip to Hawaii? Alaska Airlines offers a plan as state lifts quarantine

+ Millions of Americans risk losing power and water as massive, unpaid utility bills pile up

+ EPA finalizes rule allowing some major polluters to follow weaker emissions standards

+ That Was Not a Debate. That Was a Warning. This Nation Is Not Well.

+ Texas Gov. Abbott restricts absentee ballot drop-off locations to one per county

+ Jimmy Carter celebrated his 96th birthday yesterday


Hope Hicks, top Trump adviser who flew with him to debate, tests positive for Covid

Texas Gov. Abbott restricts absentee ballot drop-off locations to one per county

Amazon said nearly 20,000 workers got coronavirus

White House Blocked CDC Order to Keep Cruise Ships Docked

Biden said COVID-19 has killed 1 in 1,000 Black Americans during the debate—and he was right

Posted by Steve on October 2, 2020 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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