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* Yelm Community Garden gifted seeds by Gordon’s,
* Biden: Schools should ‘probably’ be open in the fall,
* Snowden: “The Worst Conspiracies Are In Plain Sight”!

“The U.S. economy is recovering much faster than after the financial crisis, as Americans purchase goods both small (like clothes) and large (like vehicles).” By The New York Times | Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ Giorda E.: Mother’s Day Flowers for sale in Yelm at Giorda E.

+ Bounty For Families: Gordon’s Garden Center Donates Seeds and Starts to Yelm Community Garden 

+ South Sound Business: SPSCC Announces Pilot Running Start Program for Underserved Students

+ The News Tribune: Vaccine demand wanes as a dozen counties are threatened with more COVID-19 restrictions

*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS FRIDAY ***

McClatchy News: Schools should ‘probably’ be open in the fall despite no vaccines for kids, Biden says

Edward Snowden: “The Worst Conspiracies Are In Plain Sight” [Ed. note: A must-see video]

The Washington Post: From memes to race war: How extremists use popular culture to lure recruits

CNBC: Face mask requirement for planes, buses and trains extended through mid-September in U.S.

Common Dreams: Third Round of COVID Checks Led to Historic Monthly Rise in Household Income

Salon: Many Deaths During the Pandemic Were Simply Due to Lack of Access to Health Care

Brennan Center for Justice: Arizona Is on the Verge of Adopting Voter Suppression Laws

The Washington Post Opinions: Prolonged solitary confinement is torture. It’s time for all states to ban it. “The United States has long been an extreme global outlier in the use of solitary confinement. Solitary confinement is an indictment of the United States’ criminal legal system, and its use is not an anomaly….Solitary is a microcosm of the ways U.S. prisons and jails are set up to dehumanize and traumatize people, without the slightest concern for their rehabilitation, their ability to reenter society, their well-being or the well-being of their families.

*** TRUMP IN THE NEWS FRIDAY ***

The Daily Beast: Lawyer: Feds Got Into Rudy’s iCloud With ‘Covert Warrant’ While He Repped Trump in 2019

The Washington Post: FBI warned Giuliani, key Trump ally in Senate of Russian disinformation campaign targeting Biden

Politico: Trump crashes final days of Texas special election

Center for Responsive Politics: Observers Look to Upcoming Texas Election as Marker of Trump’s Influence on GOP

KNX News Radio: Judge rules that Jared Kushner’s apartment company violated consumer laws

Associated Press: Paul Ryan: Trump debate will fade as new candidates emerge

Law & Crime: Former Attorney General Bill Barr’s DOJ Spokesperson Takes New Job at Fox News

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