*** SELECT REGIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): WA restaurants are desperate to hire, but people aren’t applying. What gives?
+ Yelm City Council: Announced that Mayor Foster received “A Friend of the School Award” from Yelm Community Schools thanking him for all he has done. [start at 1:41]
*** SELECT NATIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
NBC News: EPA restoring state and tribal power to protect waterways – The Trump administration had curtailed the power states and Native American tribes to review pipelines and other energy projects that can pollute rivers and streams.
The Points Guy: American Airlines joins Southwest in extending its alcohol ban – due to onboard disruptions
Left Voice: Tech Workers at Google, Apple and Amazon Show Solidarity With the Palestinians – Workers at tech companies spoke out against the relationship between the tech industry and Israeli apartheid.
NBC Peacock’s Medhi Hasan: “If the Republican candidate is running on the Big Lie, if that’s their issue in 2024…the Republican candidate who loses the election will indeed be appointed by Congress to be President of the United States,” Prof @TimothyDSnyder [says].
Truthout: With Steel or Surveillance, Biden May Fill “Gaps” in Trump’s Border Wall [Ed. note: This would break his promises to not build “another foot of wall” and “we’re not going to confiscate the land.”]
Deutsche Welle (Germany): Danish secret service helped US spy on Germany’s Angela Merkel: report
*** SELECT VIRUS NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post: Beware of ‘expert’ consensus. The covid-19 lab leak theory shows why. “How did so many smart people come to believe, not just that a natural origin was much more likely than a lab leak — which is still, to be clear, the opinion of many scientists — but that a lab leak was basically an impossibility?
Politico: Rep. McCaul (R-TX): Covid origin ‘worst cover-up in human history’
The Washington Post: 117 staffers sue over Houston hospital’s vaccine mandate, saying they don’t want to be ‘guinea pigs’ – The lawsuit could test whether employers can require vaccinations as the country navigates out of a pandemic that has killed nearly 600,000 people in the U.S
New Jersey Today: Nutrition is the best vaccine against COVID-19
*** SELECT TRUMP NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
NBC Think: Why Trump’s claims of presidential immunity in Capitol riot lawsuits cannot be allowed to stand – The Supreme Court left a narrow window open to hold presidents accountable for acts committed in office unrelated to the office. Trump wants to close it.
MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes: Poll: 28% of Republicans believe core Q-Anon beliefs