*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ Jerk Juicy BBQ: Opens today in Yelm [from 11am until meat is gone], 202 W Yelm Ave – 32 Years Experience Chef/Pit Master With A Degree From Le Cordon Bleu
+ Gossamer Lane Fine Art: InGenius! Local Artisan Gallery & Boutique opens in a former JZ-Rose space
+ NVN: Projects in Yelm Area Receive $1M in Grants From State [Yelm-Tenino Trail extension to the Pierce County line, habitat conservation project in the Bald Hill region]
+ JOLT News: Port of Olympia reviews $200 million West Bay Yards Proposal – The development group hopes to break ground for the project by next year.
+ The Olympian: Thurston County median housing price keeps on rising, up to $469,950 in June – an increase of 26 percent from June 2020
+ JOLT News: This is not a housing bubble. It’s a housing affordability crisis.
+ JOLT NEWS: Thurston County residents facing eviction can apply for rental assistance programs
+ Thurston County Auditor’s Office: Set to Restart Passport Services
+ Common Dreams: Northwest Heat Wave Would’ve Been “Virtually Impossible” Without Climate Crisis – A quick scientific study finds that the recent deadly heat wave in the Pacific Northwest would be virtually impossible without climate change.
+ NVN: Senior Center in Yelm Will Continue to Operate as Cooling Center This Summer
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
CNBC: Americans will need masks indoors as U.S. heads for ‘dangerous fall’ with surge in delta Covid cases
The Points Guy: Report: US borders will remain closed to most international travelers
The Daily Kos: Lake Powell 10 Month Direct Comparison Photos – 30 Feet Water Loss. Climate Change Visualization
KING-5 TV: Lumber prices begin dropping slowly after record highs during COVID-19 pandemic
The Daily Kos: Mo Brooks continues to push Big Lie as he says Trump’s team told him to encourage Jan. 6 attack [Ed. note: I suggest we are going to hear of several GOP Congressional electeds were involved in the Jan. 6 Insurrection, which is why they have placed so many roadblocks to any investigation.]
The Washington Post via The Seattle Times: White House grapples with ethics of Hunter Biden’s pricey paintings
The Daily Kos: Big corporations claimed they’d stop giving to Republicans who tried to overturn election. They lied
The Daily Kos: Arizona secretary of state puts GOP attorney general in hot seat over Trump’s election interference
CNBC: Wells Fargo tells customers it’s shuttering all personal lines of credit
PBS News Hour: Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter reflect on 75 years of marriage, the state of American politics
NBC News: Toyota will stop donating to Republicans who objected to election certification – The Lincoln Project announced it’s now buying ads against companies that donate to members of Congress who voted not to certify the election.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Daily Kos: Roger Stone attacking Ivanka and Jared, did somebody flip on [Trump]?
The Daily Kos: John Dean: Trump has set quite the trap for himself with lawsuit against Facebook and Twitter
The Washington Post via MSN: How Trump’s own Supreme Court justice [Kavanaugh] undercut his Facebook lawsuit
USA Today: Trump has charged Secret Service over $10,000 for security at Bedminster resort [$10,200 in May for agents’ rooms]
Truthout: Trump Charged Taxpayers Over $50,000 in Rent for Secret Service This Year Alone
Business Insider: ‘I want them in jail’: Trump screamed at his aides for not doing more to quell protests in Seattle and Portland while he was ‘getting killed on Tucker,’ new book says
Business Insider: ‘How come I always get the worst lawyers?’: Trump seethed that he had the ‘stupidest’ attorneys in his second impeachment trial, book says
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Bill Barr ‘lied to us over and over again,’ says author and legal analyst CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig