Last day of 2020’s news report: * Yelm included in The Chronicle’s 2020 iconic photos, * Culp lists Thurston in “voting anomalies” lawsuit, * “Tell me the story about the virus” best describes 2020 in hindsight!
*** TOP NEWS STORIES ***
McClatchy News: Losing candidate for Washington governor now sues over unsubstantiated voter fraud – includes citing Thurston County for allowing “voting anomalies” in the November election. [Ed note: Following in Trump’s footsteps with more lawsuits and no credible evidence.]
Reuters: One country, one picture, one year [Ed. note: 151 pictures from 151 different countries. A BEAUTIFUL year-end expose’!]
Reuters: Notable deaths in 2020
Tomfoolery: “Tell me the story about the virus” is one of the best videos describing 2020 in hindsight (4 minutes)
*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS ***
Office of Gov. Inslee: Gov. Gov. Inslee announces one-week extension to January 11th of statewide “Stay Safe–Stay Healthy” restrictions
NVN: Yelm Detective Bill DeVore Prepares to Retire After Years of Dedication and Community Connections
JOLT News: Thurston County Auditor swears in newly elected and re-elected officials in first-ever all-remote ceremony
NPR: Trump’s DOJ allowed spy Pollard’s parole to expire at Netanyahu’s urging, freeing him and his wife to immigrate and be flown to Israel in the private jet of Trump contributor Sheldon Adelson, a major backer of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
NVN: Rainier Schools to Start Hybrid Learning in Late January
KING-5 TV: New, more contagious COVID-19 variant may already be in Washington, UW expert says
NVN: $10,000 Worth of Copper Wire Stolen at Fort Stevens Elementary [Ed. note: That this act of desperation has arrived in Yelm is of great concern!]
NVN Letter to Editor: JZ Rose Will Always Be Remembered in Yelm!
*** CORONAVIRUS NEWS ***
Trump blames states as he faces criticism for slow Covid vaccine rollout
CDC says new Covid strain in U.S. could further stress ‘already heavily burdened’ hospitals
U.S. may require Covid testing for more international passengers traveling beyond Britain
COVID-19 can leave damage to the heart, lungs, eyes, and even the mind that may be permanent
WaPo: This is what more than 330,000 coronavirus deaths look like – “One out of every 1,000 Americans alive at the beginning of the year has died of covid-19. 2020 is poised to be the deadliest year in the country’s history.”
*** “TRUMP IS GROWING SMALLER BEFORE OUR EYES ***
Trump uses photo of wrong medal to falsely imply he received Nobel Prize
Federal judge in Iowa: No surprise ‘criminal like Trump pardons other criminals’
Appeals court sends lawsuit over Trump financial records back to lower court
Hotel Harrington cancels Proud Boy reservations as pro-Trump fascists plan latest descent on D.C. – On Jan. 4-6, the hotel plans to completely close down.
WaPo: Trump is growing smaller before our eyes [scroll down to read text]