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* Additional Thurston vaccine events planned this weekend,
* Yelm students, staff excited for return to hybrid learning,
* A resolution may declare racism a crisis in Thurston County!

At Prairie Elementary School, teachers have found that students are very excited to be back in class. Credit: Yelm Community Schools, via Thurston Talk


+ City of Yelm: First Baptist Church of Yelm will be hosting a dry food pantry every Monday from 11-1

+ JOLT News: Additional Thurston County vaccine events planned for later this week

+ Thurston Talk: Yelm Students and Staff Excited for Return to Hybrid Learning

+ The Olympian: This resolution may declare racism a crisis in Thurston County – after Commissioner Edwards questioned whether there were any examples of racism in the county, adding he had never seen it or experienced it. [Ed. note: Did Edwards have on blinders during his 20 years serving as Thurston County Sheriff?]

+ McClatchy News: Civil right to counsel bill passes Senate in preparation for end of eviction moratorium

+ NVN: Preliminary Discussions Underway on Where to Build Nisqually Tribe Historical Museum

+ The Olympian: Last week’s 127 virus cases was the lowest weekly total since mid-October.

+ The Olympian: Need a job? Lacey food distributor has hiring event on Wednesday

+ The Olympian: Here’s what you need to know about noise from JBLM this week


New York Magazine: CDC Gives Permission for Fully Vaccinated to Meet Unmasked

ABC News: More than two-thirds of Americans (68%) approve of Pres. Joe Biden’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, per a new @ABC News/Ipsos poll.

CNBC: CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized for Covid were overweight or obese

McClatchy News: How does obesity raise risks for severe COVID? CDC report looks at the data

Tufts University: Study Estimates Two-Thirds of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Due to Four Conditions

The Boston Globe: Here’s what the CDC says you can do once you’ve been fully vaccinated for COVID-19

New York Magazine: CDC Gives Permission for Fully Vaccinated to Meet Unmasked

The Washington Post: Photo essay: These people do one of the most thankless jobs to keep us safe in hospitals. Remember them.

Posted by Steve on March 9, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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  1. OMG… Edwards is ignorant as hell! He had the gall to ask Caroline Mejia if she had any ‘examples of racism’ to share? The guy took it upon himself to illegally get her personal information to see whether she was actually a citizen. I would also categorize his refusal to participate in the ‘Use of Force Survey’ as having a racist tinge — since the reason such legislation exists is because of the many examples of excessive use of force against Black and Colored people. I could also make a case that his refusal to enforce mask-wearing could be viewed with a racist lens because Black and Hispanic people are at much greater risk of dying from Covid. And we just re-elected this guy.

    Comment by Shelley Lucus on March 9, 2021 at 6:58 am

  2. Exactly. And has he visited the lock-up at Thurston County Jail, sat through an entire court case, been on a jury where a Black man is a defendant, observed Prosecutors? I have and is all there for those that have the eyes to see.

    Comment by Steve on March 9, 2021 at 8:16 am

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