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* Alison Farrell’s ‘The Hike’ signs added to Cochrane Park trails,
* Remembering George Floyd’s murder one year ago today,
* Newly unredacted Mueller Report details Manafort’s lies about Russians!

‘The Hike’ by Alison Farrell on signs on Cochrane Memorial Park trail
Credit: City of Yelm


+ City of Yelm: ‘The Hike’ by Alison Farrell has been placed on signs along the trail at Cochrane Memorial Park, so you can enjoy a nature walk and a great book at the same time.

+ The Olympian: Large caseloads and backlogs are stressing staff and delaying justice, prosecuting attorney says – If all new cases stopped, it still would take the Thurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office close to a year to address their backlog, Jon Tunheim said.

+ The Chronicle [Centralia]: With Help From Business Leaders, Tenino Recovers Suspected Historic Tono Coal Carts

+ VoteWA: Yelm School Board candidate Juan S. Casiblanco withdrew, leaving both school board director posts uncontested. [Ed. note: This is very sad!]

+ Associated Press: Amtrak restores service on routes following COVID cutbacks – including Olympia daily frequencies on the Coast Starlight, plus additional frequencies on Amtrak Cascades.


The Washington Post: It is painful to remember George Floyd’s murder. But forgetting would be a sin.

NBC News: Biden increases funding to prepare for extreme weather events ahead of hurricane season

NBC News: U.S. intel report identified 3 Wuhan lab researchers who fell ill in November 2019

NBC News: U.S. still hasn’t ruled out lab accident origin for Covid because China hasn’t been transparent

Truthout: Restaurant Workers Say They Won’t Return to Work Without a Living Wage

The Points Guy: Belarus diverts flight: 4 ways to plan for an emergency while traveling

U.S. prominent law professors: Letter to Congressional Leaders on Constituionality of Statehood for Washington D.C. May 22 2021

Associated Press: US warns against all travel to Japan as Olympics loom

Bloomberg: World’s supply of chips is in danger unless Taiwan gets vaccines


CNN: Ex-WH counsel McGahn agrees to testify before House Judiciary Committee behind closed doors next week

CNBC: Trump impeachment witness Gordon Sondland sues Mike Pompeo for legal fees

Hill Reporter: Newly Unredacted Mueller Report Details Manafort’s Lies About Russians

Reuters: U.S. Justice Department appeals order faulting former U.S. Attorney General Barr

MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: ‘Trifecta of trouble for Trump’: 3 witnesses drop ‘significant criminal exposure’ bomb – Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen, Melania Trump’s former advisor Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, and the daughter-in-law of the Trump Organization’s CFO Jennifer Weisselberg provide an inside look into the ongoing criminal probe into the Trump Organization and the inner-workings of the company.

Business Insider: 4 years after a man’s rushed execution, new tests find someone else’s DNA on the murder weapon – Supreme Court Trump-appointee Neil Gorsuch cast the deciding vote with his first recorded vote as a justice on the high court. The Court voted 5-4 to allow an Arkansas execution as the state’s lethal injection drugs were set to expire, even though the defendant’s attorney was seeking DNA testing of the murder weapon.

Posted by Steve on May 25, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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