*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The American Legion Post 164: Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony, May 31, 9-10am
+ Thurston Talk: Yelm’s Popular Summer Events are (Mostly) Back in 2021
+ KIRO-TV 7: All Washington counties back in phase 3 as state moves toward reopening
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Five charges filed with the state as effort to recall Gov. Inslee ramps up
+ KING-5 TV: Land buy adds 2,200 acres to Nisqually Community Forest, the Nisqually Land Trust’s largest purchase.
+ Airliner Watch: Emirates considers swapping Boeing 777X jets on order with smaller 787s [Ed. note: This airline’s 777X order is absolutely essential for production of this aircraft and jobs in Everett. Stay tuned!]
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
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.
American Red Cross: This Military Appreciation Month, we are reflecting on how the American Red Cross was born on the battlefield 140 years ago this month. Clara Barton made her own historic mark during the Civil War…we celebrate the moment she founded this organization that still serves veterans, military members, caregivers and their families.
Don Winslow Films: This is why people think the Republican Party is insane
Business Insider: Obama jokes he was told there’s no secret government alien lab but said video of UFOs is real
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The New York Times: Top Trump Executive Under Criminal Investigation Over Taxes – Attorney General Letitia James is investigating whether taxes were paid on perks that the Trump Organization gave to Allen Weisselberg, its chief financial officer.
BBC News: Republicans defy Trump to back Capitol riot probe
Truthout: Arizona Election “Auditors” Backtrack on False Claims That Election Data Was Deleted
Bloomberg: Trump DOJ let secret search of Giuliani’s iCloud go unchallenged
Washington Examiner: EXCLUSIVE: Trump officials feel ‘betrayed’ after getting slapped with thousands in unexpected back taxes
George Conway in The Washington Post: Former president, private citizen and, perhaps, criminal defendant: Donald Trump’s new reality
The Bulwark: Why America Needs a January 6 Commission – Our last best hope for a baseline of truth.
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