*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ Yelm Farmers Market: The New Farmers Market Season is upon us, here is how we did in 2020.
+ Farrelli’s Pizza: Yelm to receive a new location in The Golden Dragon’s former building
+ KIRO-7 TV: The Evergreen State College to require COVID-19 vaccinations this fall
+ The Olympian: 3 percent of Thurston County residents have contracted COVID-19 [Of 300,000 residents,a total of 9,097 people have contracted COVID-19 in the county. “Of those cases, 8,389 people have recovered or are recovering, while 543 have been hospitalized at some point during their illness.”]
+ JOLT News: Caravan Saturday to immigration-detention center to support detained mothers
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
NBC News: Derek Chauvin, three other ex-Minneapolis police officers indicted by federal grand jury – They’re accused of violating the civil rights of George Floyd the day he was killed last year.
NBC News: Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms won’t run for re-election [Ed. note: Lance Bottoms was a beacon of strength in a difficult time. I wish her well.]
The Daily Kos: ‘Even as I write this it brings me to tears’: Police officer Michael Fanone pens letter to Congress
CNBC: Cryptocurrency investors should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England governor says
The Daily Kos: NBC’s Chuck Todd meticulously destroys the Republican Party. They’ll implode, or the country will.
*** PANDEMIC NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
The New York Times: Companies are wavering on requiring employees to get vaccinated. It’s a delicate balance between health and privacy.
CNBC: Norwegian Cruise CEO says U.S. ships are unlikely to sail this summer, calls CDC guidance ‘unfair’
Reuters: CDC says U.S.-bound air travelers can use some self-administered COVID-19 tests
The Washington Post: Why the world’s most vaccinated country is seeing an unprecedented spike in coronavirus cases
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
NBC News: Trump signed off on last-minute Medicaid changes. Now Biden faces the legal challenges
Truthout: Trump Loyalist Who Attacked the Capitol Blames Fox News
The Washington Post: Senior CDC official who met Trump’s wrath for raising alarm about coronavirus to resign
CBS News: DHS scraps Trump-era plan to collect more biometric data from immigrants
Politico: Trump’s DOJ seized Washington Post reporters’ phone records in leak probe “in an apparent bid to discover the sources for a 2017 story detailing a sensitive aspect of the federal investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia” [Ed. note: this story should not be buried on a Friday evening!]
MSNBC’s The beat with Ari Melber: ‘Foxitis’: MAGA rioters use Fox News defense to fight criminal charges
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