*** TOP NEWS ***
- Editor’s note: With nearly 320,000 COVID deaths, that equates to 1 for every 1,000, yet,
- “In 45 tweets this week (so far) the president has not said a single word about the record deaths from COVID. Or economic stimulus. Or the Russian hack. Not. One. Word.”
- “We have never seen a dereliction of duty at this scale from an American president.”
- “There is no precedent for this. No historical analog to help us understand the scale of destruction and the level of irresponsibility, stupidity, and derangement.
- “At least not in American history.”
- Where Is the President of the United States? by Jonathan V. Last, The Bulwark.
Gov. Inslee introduces a $57.6 billion budget plan that includes capital gains tax
Gov. Inslee: Washington COVID vaccine allocation will be cut [Pentagon system had wrong numbers]
NVN: Yelm City Council Votes 4-3 for One-Year Extension With a 2.5 Percent Cost of Living Increase for Police – Require Dip Into Yelm’s General Fund
*** SELECT REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS THURSDAY ***
Over half of Washington counties at highest COVID risk before Christmas, data show
During the 12 days Christmas, Washingtonians drink 6 days in a row, putting Washington at the top of the heap among the 50 states, according to Addiction-treatment.com.
NVN: Police Cost-of-Living Adjustment to Require Dip Into Yelm’s General Fund
NVN: Yelm City Council Asks Inslee to Reconsider COVID-19 Restrictions on Businesses
America’s biggest companies are flourishing during the pandemic and
putting thousands of people out of work
Amazon’s plastic waste could encircle globe 500 times, report says
*** CORONAVIRUS AND HEALTH NEWS ***
Trump advisor Chris Christie urges Americans to wear a mask
COVID-19 Destroys the Weakest and Poorest
LA Times: Skyrocketing COVID levels in California sewage points to rapid spread of virus in fall
Dr. Mercola: The Biggest Conspiracy Behind COVID-19 Now Proven
Landmark study from the New Hampshire legislative commission 5G Highlights Health Threats
*** TRUMP’S WAKE = CHAOS ***
New York Magazine: Report: Trump Floated Not Leaving White House on January 20
Politico: Never-Trump movement splinters as its villain heads for the exit
Daily Beast: Trump Bows to Reality, Asks Confidants: Should I Do ‘The Apprentice’ Again?