** SELECT, LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL NEWS **
+ Thurston County ends week with 389 COVID-19 cases, shattering previous weekly high
+ Washington state reports 2,309 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, a new single-day record
+ Walmart reinstates lapsed COVID-19 precautions as US cases surge
+ Suddenly spending Thanksgiving at home? Here are takeout options in Olympia
+ Voting by mail is legal and safe, experts and data confirm
+ U. S. airline unemployment sinks to a 30-year low – 90,000 full-time positions eliminated by December
+ Meet Rebekah Mercer, co-founder of controversial social network Parler, which “has become a free-for-all for conservative voices. According to an ADL report released on Thursday, members of the Proud Boys, adherents of conspiracy theory QAnon, anti-government extremists and white supremacists all openly promote their views on Parler.
+ Federal judge rules acting DHS head Chad Wolf unlawfully appointed, invalidates DACA suspension
+ ‘We packed long underwear and never wore it’: Arctic scientists shocked at warming
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
U.S. hits 11 million Covid cases – “Unless we change our Thanksgiving plans, we are going to have a very unmerry Christmas, I’m afraid,” a former CDC director said.
The Dakotas are ‘as bad as it gets anywhere in the world’ for COVID-19 [Ed. note: Gee, I wonder why – read the story to see how a massive motorcycle rally this summer engendered a catastrophe in the Upper Midwest.]
Economists Say U.S. Needs 400 Percent More COVID Relief Than McConnell Is Offering
Biden transition team doctor says ‘we are at war’ with COVID-19
Scott Atlas: Trump coronavirus adviser urges Michigan to ‘rise up’ against new Covid-19 measures [Ed. note: Are WA. & OR. Governors next in his sights?]
** SELECT TRUMP NEWS **
+ It goes from bad to worse for the Trump legal team
+ Trump lost at the ballot box. His legal challenges aren’t going any better.
+ Professor Laurence Tribe explains how Trump probably can’t pardon himself
+ As Soon as Trump Leaves Office, He Faces Greater Risk of Prosecution
+ Trump strikes out in Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania ballot challenges, Biden’s lead more secure
+ Top CEOs met to plan response to Trump’s election denial
+ Biden won places that are thriving. Trump won ones that are hurting.
+ Tucker Carlson apologized on-air for making a false accusation of voter fraud in Georgia