*** REGIONAL NEWS ***
South Sound Business: South Sound Home Prices Continue to Climb – Double-digit percentage gains seen in Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Grays Harbor counties
WaPo: Biden signs order requiring masks on planes, buses, trains and at airports [and national parks]
*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS ***
The White House: The Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19 [Ed. note: Finally, one year to the day after the U.S. recorded the first COVID-19 case, a national COVID-19 plan is publicly released from the top!]
The Daily Kos: QAnon watch parties expecting violence dissolve into horror when Biden/Harris inaugurated – “The Storm” never arrived!
KING-5 TV: World leaders hope for renewed cooperation with US under Biden [i.e. China, Mexico, Canada, France, Tibet, European Council, Israel, Palestine, Venezuela, Cuba, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India.]
CNBC: The stock market frenzy feels like 1999 dot-com bubble, global investor Barry Sternlicht warns – “[the] less experienced — staying at home and day trading and buying stocks.”
NBC News: Corporate America lines up to praise Biden — and hopes to bend his ear – After years of rule by tweet, business leaders said they welcome a chance to return to an established way of doing business, including strategic, long-term planning.
NYT: The Problem With Trump’s Odious Pardon of Steve Bannon – It is corrupt and a possible obstruction of justice and should be legally challenged. [Bannon “might otherwise have turned against the former president in a potential criminal, civil or impeachment proceeding.]
Optimist Daily: Pink seesaws at US-Mexico border wins Design of the Year 2020