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* Yelm rallies around youth baseball league after theft,
* 3% of Thurston County residents have contracted COVID-19,
* Trump’s DOJ seized Washington Post reporters’ phone records in leak probe!

KCPQ-13 FOX TV: Community rallies around youth baseball league after equipment was stolen
On the morning of April 26, 2021 an individual driving a red dodge pickup truck stole a job box with a pitching machine and generator inside. The box and equipment was stolen from Longmire Community Park.”
Credit: Nisqually Basin Youth Baseball GoFundMe


+ 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


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.


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


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

Blogger Klein is a donor to Nisqually Basin Youth Baseball GoFundMe.

Posted by Steve on May 8, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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