** LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL NEWS **
+ Thurston breaks COVID-19 record with 63 new cases Tuesday (previous record was 47)
+ Washington health officials warn of ‘accelerated COVID-19 transmission’ – stress urgent need for precautions
+ Thurston County Health Officer Dimyana Abdelmalek’s latest newsletter takes on a more serious tone with COVID-19 spread in county.
+ Commissioner District 2 Gary Edwards now leads Michael Steadman by 900 votes
+ Whatcom legislator seeks end to Washington’s all-mail voting, in effect for nearly 2 decades [Ed. Note: back to voter suppression!]
+ Washington gubernatorial candidate Culp losing by half a million votes won’t concede
+ Boeing reports more 737 Max cancelations (sic) as FAA review approaches ‘finish line’
+ Democratic counties represent 70% of U.S. GDP, 2020 election shows
+ Arkansas Police Chief Resigns After Calling for Democrats to Be Executed
+ Trump Removes Scientist Overseeing Key Climate Assessment Report
+ Vatican says Pope John Paul II was aware of misconduct allegations against ex-cardinal McCarrick nearly 2 decades before his removal
+ ‘My faith is shaken’: The QAnon conspiracy theory faces a post-Trump identity crisis
** CORONAVIRUS AND HEALTH NEWS **
CDC issues robust new Thanksgiving guidance as cases surge in US – The safest way to celebrate, the CDC said, is with people in your household [best to not travel].
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach an All-Time High in the U.S.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb says Covid ‘is about to explode’ in U.S. as nation crosses 10 million cases
Dr. Michael Osterholm, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research Policy, who has been named to President-elect Biden’s coronavirus advisory board said: We’ll be hitting 200,000 cases a day
AARP: 95 Percent of Americans Killed by COVID-19 Were 50 or Older
Warren wants answers on FDA suspension of inspections at overseas pharma facilities
Teens Who Limit Screen Time Have Better Mental Health
** TRUMP’S CONTINUED CHAOS **
House chairs direct Trump administration to preserve records related to investigations
Biden not getting intel reports because Trump officials won’t recognize election
We asked nine legal experts about Trump’s latest lawsuit challenging election results in Pennsylvania. Their verdict: Dead on arrival.
The Organization of American States, an international watchdog group invited by Trump to observe the presidential election, found no evidence to support Trump’s election fraud claims
The 20 most important norms Trump broke as president — and how Biden can restore them
As an ex-president, Trump could disclose the secrets he learned while in office, current and former officials fear – Trump has revealed highly classified information both inadvertently and deliberately while president.
Why GOP superlawyer Ben Ginsberg is bucking his party and blasting Trump’s baseless election claims
Number of Seized Migrant Children That Cannot Be Reunited With Parents Now 666 under Trump