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* Today, June 14th is America’s Flag Day,
* Ecology requests comments on permit to spread biosolids,
* LA Times: Reports of QAnon’s death aren’t exaggerated!

Flag Day is June 14. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)
June 14 is Flag Day. When did Congress set that officially as the date?
Flag Day is June 14.

Credit: Joe Burbank, Orlando Sentinel


+ Thurston EDC: Sandstone Distillery Nominated for an Economic Courage Award – they completely stopped producing any drinkable alcohol and solely produced to make hand sanitizer, according to needs.

+ Preserve the Commons Ed Kinney: The state Department of Ecology has requested our public comments on its new 5 year General Permit to spread sewage sludge (which they call “biosolids”) on our farm lands in Western and Eastern Washington. Our sister organization which helped us defeat a sludge-spreading proposal by Fire Mountain Farms two years ago has sent us these talking points to write our comments, due by July 1st. Click here to comment to the Dept. of Ecology.

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): 3.9 magnitude quake felt on Olympic Peninsula early Saturdaypinpointed the quake approximately 25 miles northeast of Satsop, west of Highway 101 in Skokomish and south of Lake Cushman.

+ Associated Press: China Company drops plan for $2.3B methanol plant in Washington


CNN: Apple informed former White House counsel Don McGahn and wife that their records were sought by DOJ in 2018 – “It is extraordinary [for Trump’s DOJ] to subpoena [his own] White House counsel’s records.” [Editor’s note: Trump’s DOJ “ordered the company (Apple) not to tell him (McGahn). The reason is unclear, according to The New York Times.]

CNBC: Pelosi says DOJ subpoenas for Democrats’ data ‘goes even beyond Richard Nixon’

The Los Angeles Times: Reports of QAnon’s death aren’t exaggerated

The Daily Kos: Vice President Kamala Harris and The First Gentleman joined the Pride Parade in DC Saturday.

The Washington Post: Celebrating Pride Month – We asked readers to define why celebrating Pride is important to them.

NBC News: Garland looks like he’s protecting Trump. But Biden could benefit bigly.

The Washington Post: As Biden tries to rally allies, he faces questions abroad about the state of U.S. democracy

NBC News: Photos: Queen Elizabeth has met 13 out of the last 14 U.S. presidents, including Joe Biden over the weekend


CNBC: Apple says it didn’t know Trump’s DOJ was asking for Democrats’ data when it complied with subpoena

The Daily Kos: Trump really did need to be impeached … and should have been convicted

AlterNet: New report finds Trump’s Ukraine liaison appears to have lied under oath during the impeachment trial

The Washington Post: Trump’s shadow still looms over cloudy skies at G-7 summit

Washington Examiner: [Trump] DOJ’s ‘relentless pursuit’ has Andrew McCabe talking about John Durham

MSNBC: Once again, Trump supporters are triggered by diversity in America

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