*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ Nisqually Basin Youth Baseball: Yelm Prairie Invitational 2021 tournament today through Sunday, Longmire Park.
+ Associated Press: Judge dismisses Washington state governor recall petition
+ Sea-Tac’s largest international airline: Delta recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S. by Points of Light for fourth year in a row
+ Airliner Watch: FAA mandates Boeing 737 MAX inspections for key automated flight system
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Naval Base Kitsap could recoup millions in funding previously diverted for border wall
+ South Sound Business: Report: Washington is 7th ‘Most Fun’ State Nationwide
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Washington Post: McConnell vows to block voting legislation, spurning Manchin’s compromise offer – “I’ve taken a look at all the new state laws — none of them are designed to suppress the vote,” McConnell said Thursday. “There is no rational basis for the federal government to take over all of American elections.”
The New York Times: In another reversal, the Education Department said that Title IX anti-discrimination protection applies to transgender students.
MSNBC Opinions: What Joe Biden’s snap at a CNN reporter in Geneva really revealed. In his answers and apology, he differentiated himself from Trump — and Putin. [Ed. note: Brilliant assessment!]
Associated Press: Reports detail tense moments with Georgia election monitors
Edward Snowden: Lifting the mask – On liberty, on privacy, on Substack
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
McClatchy News: ‘We didn’t win.’ Trump appears to admit Biden won election in Fox News interview – “I want this guy to go out and do well for our country,” Trump said of Biden.
The New York Times: The Justice Department made it easier for migrants fleeing violence to seek asylum in the U.S., ending a Trump-era policy.