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* Pink Supermoon set to dazzle the sky tonight,
* ‘Immediate need’ for Puget Sound blood donors,
* FDA: N95 masks, now plentiful, should no longer be reused!

Washington state Legislature approves capital gains tax
Washington legislators approve $59 billion budget, adjourn 105-day session
Washington State Capitol, Olympia.
Credit: KING-5 TV, Seattle

*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***

+ KING-5 TV: Washington state Legislature approves a 7% capital gains tax on the sale of stocks, bonds and other high-end assets in excess of $250,000 for both individuals and couples.

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Released a video statement on the successes of the 2021 legislative session.

+ KING-5 TV: ‘Immediate need’ for Puget Sound blood donors, says Bloodworks Northwest

+ KING-5 TV: Lawmakers OK plan to overhaul Washington’s approach to drugs – simple drug possession would be a misdemeanor, and local jurisdictions would have to provide treatment options.

+ KING-5 TV: COVID-19 immunity not yet high enough to combat virus levels in Washington

+ Nexus: Don’t miss the Pink Moon! Supermoon set to dazzle the night sky tonight will be 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than what is typically seen

*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***

AP: FDA: N95 masks, now plentiful, should no longer be reused

Salon: Bills Targeting Local Officials Could Allow GOP to Overturn Election Results [Ed. note: This IS the greatest threat to our democracy, besides climate change!]

AK Press: Past Year of White Nationalism Has Shown Ongoing Need for Anti-Fascist Movements

ABC News: DOJ weighs charging Chauvin for 2017 incident involving Black teen: Source

CNBC: Biden job approval hits 53%, broad majority support his infrastructure plan: NBC News poll

Reuters: U.S. CDC says children can get within 3 feet at summer camp

CNN: Republican lawmaker reveals election fraud…by GOP!

The New York Times: Millions Are Skipping Their Second Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines

*** TRUMP NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***

Just Security: Litigation Tracker: Pending Criminal and Civil Cases Against Donald Trump

NBC News: Foxconn plant, once touted by Trump as a 13,000-job juggernaut, will now create just 1,500 jobs – Former President Donald Trump said the Wisconsin factory complex would be “the eighth wonder of the world.”

The Washington Post: Minutes before Trump left office, millions of the Pentagon’s dormant IP addresses sprang to life

NBC News: Many Trump employees got away with power abuses. Mike Pompeo shouldn’t be one of them. Pompeo’s worst abuses — rooted in extreme politicization of the State Department — were devastating to U.S. interests around the globe.

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