*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Thurston County cat catches a bat with rabies. Here’s what to do if you encounter a bat
+ NVN: Chamber Director Line Roy to run for Yelm City Council in General Election [Ed. Note: What are your thoughts about this?]
+ KING-5 TV: Open carry ban at state Capitol, near demonstrations signed into law in Washington
+ South Sound Business: New Website Makes Finding Lost Property in Washington Easier
+ McClatchy News: State asks K-12 schools to plan for return to full-time, in-person instruction next fall
+ Delta Airlines: [Sea-Tac’s leading international airline] Delta earns J.D. Power’s No. 1 airline ranking -“Delta’s ‘people’ scores are a key factor in its success,” said the J.D. powers report.
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Trump wants revenge against Republicans over impeachment. Is Rep. Dan Newhouse in trouble?
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Business Insider: More than 120 retired generals and admirals wrote to Biden suggesting he wasn’t legitimately elected and questioning his mental health
CNBC: Elon Musk says Tesla will stop accepting bitcoin for car purchases, citing environmental concerns
The Hill: Forest service is flunking Biden’s science test
CNBC: Inflation speeds up in April as consumer prices leap 4.2%, fastest since 2008
Associated Press: COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of about 600 per day, the lowest level in 10 months.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The Hill: Republicans have dumped Reagan for Trump – Reagan policies or governance personified a forward-looking, can-do conservatism. Trump personifies a dark, vitriolic negativism
Slate: Disaffected Republicans Threaten Breakaway Third Party to Kneecap Trump’s GOP
Yahoo! News: Cheney, stripped of leadership position, vows to keep Trump from returning to presidency
Salon: Liz Cheney is an enemy of democracy — just as much as the Trumpers – “Cheney helped create the monster of Trumpism and American neofascism. She voted in support of Donald Trump’s policies 93 percent of the time.“
Business Insider: Trump asked the Secret Service to get ‘these fat guys off my detail’ because ‘they can’t run down the street,’ according to new book
The Hill: Book claims Trump family members were ‘inappropriately’ close with Secret Service agents
Common Dreams: Senate Votes to Repeal Trump Rule Helping Predatory Lenders Trap People in Debt