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* Yelm resident rallies to file Inslee recall petition,
* Climate change forces brutal choices at National Parks,
* Trump announced he took $1.2B loan against B of A skyscraper!

Yelm resident Bronwen Dickinson, middle right with red vest, shouts with glee at honking cars on Union Avenue during a gathering in Olympia on Monday, May 17, at the Secretary of State’s Office to file a petition for recall against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Dickinson was among about 100 people to attend the rally.
“Yelm resident Bronwen Dickinson, middle right with red vest, shouts with glee at honking cars on Union Avenue during a gathering in Olympia on Monday, May 17, at the Secretary of State’s Office to file a petition for recall against Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. Dickinson was among about 100 people to attend the rally.” Credit: Paul Dunn, The Chronicle

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

+ The Chronicle: Yelm resident among a rally of 100 as petition is filed to recall Gov. Jay Inslee

+ JOLT News: Inslee signs declaration to transfer Washington National Guard armory property to the city of Olympia

+ The Olympian: Seattle brothers create guide to seeing Pacific Northwest wildflowers all summer long

+ JOLT News: Intercity Transit looks into alternatives for Dial-A-Lift services

+ KING-5 TV: Salma Hayek reveals near-fatal bout with COVID-19 [Ed. note: Hayek has a home outside of Yelm.]

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

The New York Times: What to Save? Climate Change Forces Brutal Choices at National Parks. For decades, the core mission of the Park Service was absolute conservation. Now ecologists are being forced to do triage, deciding what to safeguard — and what to let slip away.

The Washington Post: How Paul Mooney made SNL a cultural phenomenon with one legendary Richard Pryor-Chevy Chase sketch [Ed. note: a must-see video]

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

The Hill: Trump legal risks mount with New York moves

UK’s Daily Mail: Trump announces he took $1.2B loan against Bank of America skyscraper

The New York Times: Trump Justice Dept. Seized CNN Reporter’s Email and Phone Records

NBC News: What the new criminal probe could mean for the Trump Organization

MSNBC: New York’s new criminal probe into the Trump Organization is a clear escalation – “Sometimes a few words convey an enormous amount. This is one of those times.”

MSNBC‘s The Beat with Ari Melber: Trump’s legal bombshell: Former exec spills on going ‘over the line’

MSNBC Opinions: Trump has operated with impunity for decades. And New York’s AG is sick of it.

MSNBC’s The Reid Out: ‘I think Trump is going to flip on all of them’: Michael Cohen on Trump Org. probe

Salon: Trump is still collecting taxpayer funds – via optional pension funds

The Washington Post: Inspired by Arizona recount, Trump loyalists push to revisit election results in communities around the country

The Washington Post: Florida GOP eases path for Trump to pursue casino license – Deal negotiated by Gov. Ron DeSantis bars Seminole Tribe from opposing a casino at former president’s ailing Doral resort

The Hill: Top Arizona elections official says voting machines turned over to GOP recount should be replaced [Ed. note: law says that is required when the machines have not been secured by officials.]

Bloomberg: Giuliani Raid Yielded 18 Devices From His Home and Office – FBI returns 11 electronic devices after downloading content, says it needs Giuliani’s passcode to unlock others

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