- Editor’s note: The gun violence situation has required Congressional action mandating background checks and a waiting period to receive a weapon after purchase, at the very least.
The New York Times: “More guns mean more deaths. Republican members of Congress often claim otherwise. After the Boulder shootings, John Thune of South Dakota, the Senate’s second-ranking Republican, dismissed calls for restricting gun availability, saying, ‘There’s not a big appetite among our members to do things that would appear to be addressing it, but actually don’t do anything to fix the problem’” But there is overwhelming evidence that this country has a unique problem with gun violence, mostly because it has unique gun availability.”
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+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Sex offender identified as suspect in Friday’s Yelm stabbing of sheriff’s deputy
+ The Olympian: Thurston County’s weekly COVID-19 cases total grows to 4-week high
+ The Points Guy: Health officials monitoring dozens in US for Ebola. Washington state is monitoring at least 23 travelers.
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MSNBC: Was a Trump critic’s 1st Amendment violated by Yale? We’re about to find out. A Yale psychiatrist warned of Trump’s mental health — then she was fired. Something doesn’t add up.
MSNBC: How QAnon helps its followers find conspiracy in chaos – There’s always a new clue to be found in Q’s world. apophenia is “the tendency to be overwhelmed by meaningful coincidences.”