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* Gov. Inslee: WA. soon to get more COVID-19 vaccines,
* Thurston officials detailed update on vaccinations,
* Trust in Biden’s federal gov’t. pandemic response soars!

NYT: Why vaccines alone will not end the pandemic
New estimates suggest the vaccine rollout is no match for the severity of the U.S. outbreak, and stricter social distancing measures will also be needed to reduce infections.
Photo via @nytimes


Seattle Times: Washington state will soon get more COVID-19 vaccines, Inslee says

JOLT News: Thurston County officials provide detailed update on vaccinations

Associated Press: Washington considers open carry ban at demonstrations

JOLT News: Tell county officials via survey how to decide on issues and programs that support local farms and farmers

The Olympian: With just 5 jury trials in a year, Thurston courts feel the strain of COVID-19 delays – Thurston County Superior Court has extended its suspension of criminal jury trials through March.

Airliner Watch: Boeing commits to delivering commercial aircraft using 100% sustainable fuels

Inhabitat: Washington is the first U.S. state to hold a climate assembly

KING-5 TV: Washington hospital leaders worry of surge in cases from new COVID-19 variant


WaPo: Earth is now losing 1.2 trillion tons of ice each year. And it’s going to get worse.

NYT’s Stuart A. Thompson: Three Weeks Inside a Pro-Trump QAnon Chat Room

USA Today: Justice Department inspector general investigates whether staffers sought to improperly overturn 2020 election result [Ed. note: Now that the restrictions on the DOJ’s IG are removed with Trump gone, the IG can do their job!]

McClatchey News: Trust in federal government on the pandemic soars after Biden inauguration, poll finds

Yahoo: Polls find Biden’s approval rating higher than Trump’s ever was

CNBC: Biden orders DOJ to end private prison contracts as part of racial equity push [and to limit the transfer of military equipment to police.]

McClatchey News: FDA puts all alcohol-based hand sanitizers from Mexico on ‘import alert.’ What that means


WaPo: Pentagon restricted commander of D.C. Guard ahead of Capitol riot

Bloomberg: Twitter Bans My Pillow CEO Who Insisted Trump Won the Election [My Pillow Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell continued false claims about the vote in violation of Twitter’s policy.]

WaPo: Why is it so hard to deprogram Trumpian conspiracy theorists? “No matter what happens, there’s always another explanation.”

WaPo: Giuliani wasn’t just a Trump partisan but a shrewd marketer of vitamins, gold, lawsuit says

Politico: YouTube extends Trump suspension, slaps new restrictions on Giuliani

CNN: Democrats stunned by briefing on Capitol’s security before insurrection: ‘It was only by pure dumb luck’ more weren’t killed

McClatchey News: Congress asks Pentagon to restore military base construction funds from border wall

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