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* Gov. Inslee declares statewide drought emergency,
* Ballot drop boxes open for Aug. 3 Primary,
* The RNC knew Trump was lying. New emails prove it.

Gov. Inslee declares statewide drought emergency Wednesday
Gov. Inslee declares statewide drought emergency Wednesday
The emergency affects the entire state except for the metro areas between Tacoma and Everett.

Credit: Office of Governor Jay Inslee

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

+ The Olympian: WA state hits 70 percent goal for administering COVID vaccines to those 16 and older

+ Thurston County Auditor: Ballots Available and Ballot Drop Boxes Open for the August 3, 2021 Primary Election

+ Thurston County Auditor: Notice of the August 3, 2021 Primary Election

+ JOLT News: Thurston Community Media brings home three national awards

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The New York Times: The Trump Justice Department sought the email records of Washington Post reporters, a day before William Barr stepped down as attorney general. [Ed. note: story’s text excerpt here]

The New York Times: Europe will introduce aggressive legislation to phase out fossil fuels.

Truthout: Democrats Introduce Bill to Decriminalize Pot, “Restore Lives” Harmed by Prohibition

KING-5 TV: US to begin evacuation flights for Afghans who aided US military

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The Washington Post via MSN: Trump Org CFO began resigning his positions days before he was indicted, documents show

People Magazine via MSN: Controversial Trump Attorney — Slammed as a ‘Joke’ by Other Conservatives — Announces on TV She’s Leaving GOP

MSNBC Opinion Columnist Barbara McQuade: Team Trump attorney Sidney Powell just got a livestreamed master class in ethics

Michael C. Bender, author of “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: This Air Force One fight over Trump’s Covid mask helped transform the 2020 race

MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: State Republican chairs become the ‘chief enforcers of Trumpism’

MSNBC’s Opinion Columnist Hayes Brown: The RNC knew Trump was lying through his teeth. New emails prove it.

MSNBC’s Opinion Columnist Katie S. Phang: Allen Weisselberg’s resignation doesn’t protect Donald Trump or his company – The Trump Organization is still just as culpable as if the former CFO had stayed in his role.

Posted by Steve on July 15, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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