** SELECT REGIONAL, NATIONAL NEWS **
Inslee announces statewide COVID-19 exposure notification tool
Conference host backtracks on whether Washington state lawmakers attended Maui event
Thurston County ends week with 368 COVID-19 cases, second most in one week– third straight week of 300 or more cases
Thurston County’s housing crisis, by the numbers
Five Must-See Pitstops on Thurston County’s Rails to Trails Bike Paths
Advocates Push for Washington State to Allow Magic Mushrooms for Dying Patients
GOP secret for holding Washington’s Secretary of State seat for 60 years? Middle ground
Federal plan released to reduce massive wildfires in Western states, including WA.
CBS 60 Minutes: Fired director of U.S. cyber agency Chris Krebs explains why he says vote was “most secure in American history”
Trump Campaign Lawyer Joe diGenova Says Fmr DHS Official Chris Krebs Should Be ‘Taken Out at Dawn and Shot’
“George Orwell got it wrong. Big Brother did not come from a totalitarian state, but from a totalitarian non-state [Big Data],” says William I. Robinson’s extract from the Introduction to The Global Police State, a new book released early this fall by Pluto Press.
** CORONAVIRUS NEWS **
Controversial White House coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas to resign Dec. 1st
A hospital is the last place in America you want to be right now
How deadly is COVID-19 in comparison to other causes of death locally and statewide?
Bracing for a ‘superimposed’ holiday surge, top health experts urge Americans to take restrictive measures
WaPo Op-Ed: History reminds us that vaccines alone don’t end pandemics
CBS 60 Minutes: Puzzling, often debilitating after-effects plaguing COVID-19 “long-haulers”
Retrain Your Brain How to Smell Again
Travelers arriving in Los Angeles now required to sign new COVID-19 form that they are aware of the new two-week self-quarantine request. Failure to do so may result in a fine of up to $500.
AARP: More Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19 You Need to Know
** EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES DIES **
Firing Squads, Poison Gas, Electric Chair: Trump Moves to Expand Ways to Kill Prisoners – Under a new rule filed by the Trump administration, these methods can now be used to carry out executions for federal death sentences in addition to lethal injection. The amendment to the Manner of Federal Executions Rule was entered Friday into the Federal Register and goes into effect Christmas Eve. That’s December 24th.
Trump reportedly wants to hold a 2024 campaign event during Biden’s inauguration
‘The Trump campaign’s legal strategy is better understood as a PR strategy’
Former Georgia Republican Rep. ‘Tired of Trump’s Whining,’ Defends Gov. Kemp After Attacks
GOP Lawmaker Slams Republican Trump Loyalists, Calls MAGA Base ‘Anti-American,’ Says He’s ‘Damn Sick of It’
WaPo Op-Ed: I am thankful that Trump will be out of office. But dark days still lie ahead. – “Trump’s unconscionable actions might be laying the groundwork for politically motivated violence….”Trump is encouraging his supporters to resist, to not accept the results, to believe with all their hearts that he is being cheated out of what is rightfully his.”
Environmental activist calls damage that Trump’s wall has inflicted on the land ‘incalculable’
‘They’re trying to take our votes away’: Trump’s effort would throw out ballots from 238,000 Wisconsin voters
Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court throws out challenge to mail-in ballots – The suit is one of more than 26 pro-Trump election challenges dismissed by courts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and elsewhere.
As Trump lauds stock market, food bank lines swell, and another 1.1M file for jobless benefits
Canada blocks bulk exports of some prescription drugs in response to Trump import plan
Trump calls GA Sec. of State who voted for him an ‘enemy of the people’
Trump cannot pardon himself former White House ethics lawyer says
Former FBI Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Frank Figliuzz discusses the assassination of Iranian scientist and Iran’s possible retaliation [i.e. on U.S. base in Iraq]
Newsmax Followers Skyrocket as Donald Trump Urges Supporters to Watch Channel Over Fox News
Big Trump rallies didn’t correlate to votes
US Embassy in Hungary slams article likening Soros to Hitler
The deported parents of 666 children the Trump Administration separated haven’t even been located