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* Gov. Inslee signed historic climate change legislation,
* Amazon hiring more than 2,000 in WA.,
* Bill Gates’ public image as a likable, nerdy do-gooder now tarnished!

The governor signed the Climate Commitment Act [on Monday], environmental justice legislation, a clean fuels standard and bills related to reducing Washington’s single-use plastic waste and hydrofluorocarbon pollution.”
Credit: Shoreline Community College signing, Office of Gov. Jay Inslee


+ City of Yelm: The city council will select a new councilor for Position 4 this evening.

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: The governor signed historic climate change legislative package

+ The Olympian: Jury trials have resumed in Thurston County. Here’s what to expect if you’re summoned

+ KING-5 TV: According to the Washington Hospitality Association, the restaurant industry in Washington state is 100,000 workers short of what it was pre-pandemic.

+ South Sound Business: Amazon Hiring More Than 2,000 in Fulfillment, Transportation in Washington

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): JBLM unit’s new night-vision equipment generating buzz online for otherworldly images

+ KING-5 TV: Some fully vaccinated Washington residents aren’t ready to go maskless

+ The Wall Street Journal: Bill Gates Left Microsoft Board Amid Probe Into Prior Relationship With Staffer

+ The New York Times: Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager. He also had an affair with an employee.

+ Business Insider: Bill Gates crafted a public image as a likable, nerdy do-gooder. Office affairs, ‘uncomfortable’ workplace behavior, and Epstein ties reveal cracks in his facade.


+ The New York Times: U.S. to Donate 20 Million Doses for Global Vaccination Effort

+ The Washington Post via Yahoo! News: As cryptocurrency goes wild, fear grows about who might get hurt

+ The Washington Post: Democrats confront reality on voting rights: Congress probably isn’t coming to the rescue


Daily Beast: Trump Has Blown Off Rudy Giuliani’s Pleas for Help as Feds Circle [Ed. note: “Surprise, surprise, surprise!“]

MSNBC’s American Voices: Palm Beach officials preparing for a potential Trump indictment

Axios’ Jonathan Swan on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Trump eyed removing U.S. troops ahead of Biden inauguration

The Washington Post Opinions: As Arizona Republicans erupt over Trump’s lies, a big truth is exposed

Posted by Steve on May 18, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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