*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ 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 Saturday – pinpointed 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
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
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.]
The Los Angeles Times: Reports of QAnon’s death aren’t exaggerated
The Washington Post: Celebrating Pride Month – We asked readers to define why celebrating Pride is important to them.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
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