+ The Seattle Times: Fired Amtrak engineer opens up about 2017 DuPont crash, why he wants back in a locomotive
+ The Cattleman Restaurant: Popular Yelm restaurant listed their business is for sale
+ NVN: Holly Smith is the newly appointed Yelm City Council member, sworn in May 25.
+ JOLT News: Commissioner Edwards spoke [Wednesday] about homelessness, housing, courts and crime
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Arizona plans to execute prisoners with a lethal gas the Nazis used at Auschwitz
Bloomberg News: Pope Francis Changes Vatican Law to Criminalize Priests’ Abuse of Adults
CNBC: Biden suspends oil leases in Alaska’s Arctic refuge, reversing a drilling program approved by the Trump administration [which would have destroyed this pristine environment.]
Brookings: Will births in the US rebound? Probably not. Births have been falling almost continuously for more than a decade.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: How Authoritarianism Spread And The U.S. Faltered As A Model For Democracy, discussion with Ben Rhodes, former deputy national security advisor to President Obama.
The Washington Post: Your ability to focus may be limited to 4 or 5 hours a day. Here’s how to make the most of them.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Editor’s note: Trump’s hold on the Republican Party with his “insurrection” continuing with lies of election fraud, requires all Americans to be aware how tenuous our democracy is currently.
CNBC: Trump blog page shuts down for good – failed to garner a following
The Washington Post: Trump’s company puts D.C. hotel lease up for sale, again
Business Insider: Trump DOJ secretly pulled phone records for 4 New York Times reporters during an investigation into a leak
MSNBC: Trump is preparing to unleash his most powerful weapon again
MSNBC: He’s back: Trump’s return to rallies is half revenge tour, half sales pitch
The Washington Post: To build a crowd for a pro-Trump rally, Nevada GOP consultant sought help from Proud Boys
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: FEC issues new punishment in Trump’s hush-money scandal – on the National Enquirer
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: With anti-election crusade, Trump reportedly has an endgame in mind – Trump has reportedly told associates he hopes to be “reinstated” to the presidency by August. This entire line of thought is stark raving mad. [Ed. note: to shield himself from indictments, of course.]
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