*** REGIONAL NEWS FRIDAY ***
Yelm Community Schools: Yelm High School Extended Semester Academic Contract
Outside Online: Is It Too Late for the Southern Resident Orcas?
Associated Press: Bill seeks to ban Native American mascots in WA schools
NYT: The N.F.L. Had Over 700 Coronavirus Positives. The Seahawks Had None. The only team to play the entire season without any confirmed positive cases did so with innovative thinking, vigilance to protocols and some Pete Carroll-style competition.
WA DNR: Glenda Breiler Joins DNR as Director of Tribal Relations [Breiler is Colville Tribal member of the Okanogan Band]
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MSNBC: ‘All they want is data’: Professor calls for democratic information civilization [Dr. Shoshana Zuboff, is professor emeritus at Harvard Business School, and author of “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism”]
NYT: “The Coup We Are Not Talking About” by Dr. Zuboff.
CBS 60 Minutes: How China is racing to collect Americans’ DNA
CBS 60 Minutes: What happens to your biodata after you pay for a genealogy test?
*** CORONAVIRUS NEWS ***
Children’s Health Defense News: COVID’s Deadly Toll on Youth: A Sharp Rise in Suicides
CBS News 60 Minutes: Stories from those who lost loved ones to COVID-19 [Ed. note: A moving and compelling piece about the sons, daughters, spouses, mothers, fathers and their children’s’ heroes who died.]
FOX 8 News Cleveland: One COVID Vaccine Side Effect Mimics Breast Cancer Symptoms
*** POLITICAL NEWS FRIDAY ***
The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow: A Pennsylvania Mother’s Path to Insurrection – How claims by Rudy Giuliani and Alex Jones spurred a parent of eight to become one of the Capitol riot’s biggest mysteries, and a fugitive from the F.B.I. [Ed. Note: Rachel Powell was taken into custody Friday]
Center for Economic Policy and Research: Trump is the first president to leave office with a loss of jobs since Herbert Hoover. [Ed. note: The effects in the U. S on job losses from the pandemic are directly attributed to Trump’s lack of action.]
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., criticized his state’s GOP for plans to censure him for his criticism of former president Donald Trump [Ed. note: Sen Sasse is one of the rare Republican Senators who speak truth to power anmd nails-it perfectly!].
Truthout: Virginia Poised to Become First State in the South to Abolish the Death Penalty – Since 1976, Virginia has executed 113 individuals, second only to Texas.