Adrian Tomine’s portrait of working life in the pandemic struck a chord for more reasons than its messiness. Cover of The New Yorker
** SELECT REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS **
More than 100 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Thurston County on Monday – the highest daily case total ever; the previous record was 88
Timberland Regional Library trustee resigns over salary increases, annual leave policy
Thurston commissioners may allow asphalt recycling in Nisqually subarea
O Bee Supports Charities Via Masks-for-Charity Initiative
Quietest place in US [Washington’s Olympic Peninsula] hammered by military aircraft noise, study says. Why that matters
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will not seek re-election
Pandemic pushes newly hungry Americans to crowded food lines
Costco extends senior shopping hours as COVID-19 cases spike across US
Hottest November on record sets Earth on pace for warmest year in history
Chuck Yeager, U.S. Air Force officer who broke speed of sound, dies at 97
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
Health experts, faith leaders warn against travel ahead of December holidays
Former Alabama state senator [Republican Larry Dixon] dies of Covid, warns in his last words, ‘We messed up. We let our guard down. Please tell everybody to be careful. This is real, and if you get diagnosed, get help immediately.’
WaPo Op-Ed: Covid-19 hospitalization rates are dropping. That’s terrible news.
** TRUMP’S WORLD MONDAY **
What ‘safe harbor day’ is and why it’s bad news for Trump – Congress must count the electoral votes from states that meet the Tuesday [Dec. 8] deadline.
More than 1,500 attorneys sign letter condemning Trump legal team
Trump twice asked Pennsylvania House speaker to help overturn election results
WaPo: A trio of brutal rulings for Trump’s voter fraud push [Monday]
Trump’s DHS symbolized cruelty. But there’s no easy fix for Alejandro Mayorkas. Trump unleashed the kraken of impunity on what was already an agency diff
‘Organized chaos’: Inauguration Day move into the White House for Bidens complicated by COVID-19
Georgia again certifies election results showing Biden won – and after a recount requested by President Donald Trump, and the governor then re-certified the state’s 16 presidential electors.
Sidney Powell’s ‘Kraken’ Suits Fail in Michigan and Georgia
Trump ratchets up pace of [federal] executions before Biden inaugural
Federal Investigators Say Trump Trade Adviser [Peter Navarro knowingly] Violated Hatch Act
Howard Stern: Trump’s COVID-19 handling is ‘treasonous’ – he charge came Monday when a man identifying himself as a doctor in Cleveland, Ohio called Stern’s radio show to describe the “hell” he was experiencing because patients flooding hospitals remain ignorant, or even skeptical, about the dangers of COVID-19. That caller also worried that health care workers, the first line of defense, are being taken out of the fight either by infection or exhaustion.