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* First Lady Jill Biden greeted by Gov. Inslee, tours JBLM,
* Racism declared a crisis in Thurston County,
* Yelm High students prepare return to campus!

First lady Jill Biden tours JBLM: ‘We want to know what’s getting in your way’
First lady Jill Biden, center, talks with U.S. Army 1st Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Randy George, second from left, and his wife Patty George, left, after being greeted by Gov. Jay Inslee, right, and his wife Trudi Inslee, second from right, after Biden arrived at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Monday, March 8, 2021. Biden toured a portion of the base and visited with military families on Tuesday. Credit: Ted S. Warren, AP


+ JOLT News: Racism in Thurston County was declared a crisis Tuesday, following a unanimous vote from the Board of County Commissioners.

+ The News-Tribune (Tacoma): First lady Jill Biden tours JBLM: ‘We want to know what’s getting in your way’ – “You knew what you signed up for, but it shouldn’t be harder than it needs to be.” [This was Biden’s first official trip as first lady and first trip to Washington state.]

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Washington again ranked #1 state for the second consecutive time in national report [best state in the nation by U.S. News & World Report]

+ Nisqually Valley News: Auto Dealership Planning Construction off State Route 507 Near Walmart

+ The Olympian: Here’s how Thurston officials are responding to a landmark ruling on drug possession – Supreme Court ruling effectively requires prosecutors to drop pending cases and vacate sentences for anyone charged with simple drug possession.

+ The News-Tribune (Tacoma): Environmental group sues Washington State Parks over proposed Navy training

+ The Seattle P-I: It’s a girl: Southern resident orca born last year confirmed to be female

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee statement on rising cases of anti-Asian hate crimes

+ The News-Tribune (Tacoma): Washington residents could see a stimulus check quickly once Biden signs the economic relief act

+ Nisqaully Valley News: Yelm High School Students Prepare to Return to Campus – Nearly One-Fourth of Students Will Remain Remote by Choice, Principal Says

+ JOLT News: More than one in six Thurston County residents have received at least one vaccine dose

+ KING-5 TV: Boeing sees more new orders than cancelations (sic) for 1st time since 2019

+ Washington State Parks: Next State Parks free day is March 19, plus 9 more in 2021

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