*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ JOLT News: The Delta variant is here — and several other questions answered by Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek, the Thurston County Health Officer.
+ The Washington Post: No one was prepared for the Northwest heat wave — especially not the animals
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
Intelligencer via MSN: Attorney General Merrick Garland Suspends Federal Executions – the Trump administration revived the federal death penalty at the end of his presidency after a 17-year hiatus on executions.
NBC News: McCarthy threatens committee seats if Republicans accept Pelosi appointment to Jan. 6 panel – Only two Republicans joined all Democrats in approving the new panel to probe the attack. [Ed. note: The Republicans must really be concerned some in their midst will be implicated to be so resistant to look into Jan. 6th’s insurrection.]
NBC News: In dissent, Kagan calls Arizona voting rights decision a ‘tragic’ erosion of law – Supreme Court upholds state restrictions on who can collect and deliver a completed ballot.
*** INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Telegraph (UK): Letting children catch Covid may be safer than giving them vaccine, say experts – Rising wave of cases may be better way to build immunity in teenagers than exposing them to potential risks from a jab, says JCVI scientist