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* Thurston County’s strained election division may be able to expand,
* Spooners Strawberries locales open this week,
* US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers!

Even though western Washington has had a very wet June, the summer dry season approaches.
Punishing heat for the West could smash records as experts sound alarm for wildfire conditions
The West is the driest it’s been in 1,200 years — raising questions about a livable future
Credit: The New York Times


+ The Olympian via MSN: Thurston County’s strained election division can expand if this complex is purchased – Auditor Mary Hall has called on the county to purchase this complex so she can expand her ballot processing center and secure the space for future elections.

+ The Olympian via MSN: Looking for strawberries? Here’s where you can get them – Cooler weather slowed Spooner Berry Farms’ opening plans.

+ The Olympian: These are the issues Washington’s Native youth leaders are advocating for

+ KING-5 TV: Washington panel approves sports betting in tribal casinos; sends to Inslee for approval If the governor approves, the issue will be sent to the federal government for approval.

+ Airliner Watch: US carriers eye unclaimed Boeing 737 MAX jets amidst fast recovery in domestic air travel


McClatchy News: US intel report warns of more violence by QAnon followers — A new federal intelligence report warns that adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory could target Democrats and other political opponents for more violence as the movement’s false prophecies increasingly don’t come true.

MedPage Today: Op-Ed: Quit Ignoring Natural COVID Immunity — Antibody testing and proof of prior infection can allow more people to return to normal

McClatchy News: Disneyland parks to drop face mask requirements for vaccinated guests. What to know

The Hill: Senate Judiciary begins investigation into DOJ lawmaker subpoenas

NBC News: McConnell says ‘highly unlikely’ he’d let Biden fill SCOTUS vacancy in 2024 if GOP flips Senate in 2022

NBC News: Jewish groups condemn Arizona’s potential use of gas executions – Organizations have grown increasingly vocal in their opposition to what they describe as a macabre execution method echoing what the Nazis did during the Holocaust.

And in the ‘Americans still have a kind heart’ department:

The Washington Post: He opted to skip graduation and work a shift at Waffle House. His boss was not having it: ‘I was going to get him there no matter what’


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 our democracy is currently so tenuous, warranting these reports here:

New York Daily News: Former White House adviser slams Trump for ‘deadly sins’ during pandemic – “Denying the COVID-19 threat, stifling dissent and encouraging divisiveness among Americans”

The Washington Post: Biden nominated as many minority women to be judges in four months as Trump had confirmed in four years

MSNBC: Why it sure looks like DOJ weaponized subpoenas to target Trump enemies

CNBC: Judge keeps second part of DOJ memo on Mueller report about Trump secret, for now

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