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* Campfires banned at Olympic National Park and National Forest,
* Washington sees 5th wave of COVID,
* FBI admits it got 4,500 tips on Kavanaugh, didn’t investigate them!

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“Visitors to the Olympic National Park and National Forest are prohibited from starting all campfires, including charcoal, beginning July 23.” Credit: Jeffrey P. Mayor, The Bellingham Herald

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ JOLT News: Regional police agencies issue “Joint Statement on Legislation for Law Enforcement” today – New police-tactics law takes effect this Sun., July 25

+ The Washington Post: How to cool your home without relying on air conditioning

+ Thurston County Public Health Officer Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek: Comments on what to do if you’re fully vaccinated

+ The Bellingham Herald: The National Parks Service and U.S. Forest Service have banned campfires at Olympic National Park and National Forest

+ Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03): Successfully Advanced Provisions to Withhold Taxpayer Dollars from Wuhan Lab, Investigate NIH Deletion of COVID Data

+ The Bellingham Herald: Washington sees 5th wave of COVID. This is what the state now recommends on masking

+ The Seattle Times: Alaska Air Climbs Out of the Red Thanks to Improving Travel and Federal Aid

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

Science Alert via MSN: Scientists Are Terrified That Earth’s Coral Reefs Are Doomed. Only We Can Save Them [Ed. note: There is not enough collective will to do so.]

The Washington Post: Climate change is forcing us indoors — and childhood will never be the same. ‘Go out and play’ was once the norm.

CNBC: Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

CNN: Fact checking Rep. Jim Jordan’s claim that Speaker Nancy Pelosi was responsible for Capitol security on January 6The Speaker of the House is not in charge of Capitol security.

The Washington Post Opinions: Did Biden just commit an impeachable offense in Ukraine?

Truthout: Biden Upholds Last-Minute Trump Memo That Would Send 4,000 People Back to Prison [Ed. note: Oh sure, just as the Delta variant sweeps the country. Why?]

Truthout: FBI Admits It Got 4,500 Tips on Kavanaugh But Didn’t Investigate ThemThe FBI’s investigation into sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh wasn’t designed to uncover the truth.

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Trump’s interview with Washington Post reporters – ‘A complete and wholesale distortion of the truth’

MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show: Trump’s PAC raised money to fight election fraud. Instead it’s being spent on travel and staff.

MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: Mystal: Trump either has bad taste in friends — or he’s the criminal

The Washington Post: Trump’s PAC collected $75 million this year, but so far the group has not put money into pushing for the 2020 ballot reviews he touts

Truthout: Trump Foreign Business Dealings Draw Scrutiny as New York Probe Ramps Up

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