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* Questions answered on the Capitol Lake draft environmental report,
* Yelm man in his 70s fires gunshots at county deputies,
* Yelm’s Shiplap Shop to open 2nd location in Tenino!

A couple walks along Capitol Lake in Olympia.
Credit: Tony Overman, The Olympian


+ The Olympian: 10 questions answered about the draft environmental report for Capitol Lake

+ KIRO-7 TV: Yelm man in his 70s fires gunshots at Thurston County deputies

+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Yelm’s Shiplap Shop hopes to open 2nd location this October in Tenino

+ San Juan Islander: Yelm man found deceased in upside down vehicle in a pond on Orcas Island

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): It’s wildfire season in WA. When can we expect smoke to arrive west of the Cascades?

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Interactive map shows wildfires burning in Washington, elsewhere in the United States

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): This Washington exhibit combines influences of Native generations and contemporary issues

+ Common Dreams: Oregon’s Growing Bootleg Fire Is One of 70 Raging in US West Amid Heatwave

+ KING-5 TV: Washington Sen. Cantwell quizzes airlines on delays, worker shortages


The Points Guy: US State Department warns of 18-week wait times for passport applications

CNBC: Covid deaths on the rise again in the U.S. after weeks of decline, CDC says

The Washington Post via MSN: Current, former police officers charged in new Proud Boys indictment in Capitol riot

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Poll shows sharp partisan divide over confidence in science – It’s absurd, but science is effectively becoming a culture war issue, alongside traditional fights over religion, reproductive rights, and gun violence. [Ed. note: Science, too, has been politicized and weaponized by various agendas, so of course there is a breakdown of confidence in science.]

The Points Guy: Paying respects, one last time, to TWA Flight 800 [Ed. note: 25 years after the aircraft’s demise, the reconstructed air-frame will be finally destroyed.]


The Daily Beast: Explosive Interview Directly Implicates Trump in Tax Scheme

The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser: “You’re Gonna Have a Fucking War”: Mark Milley’s Fight to Stop Trump from Striking Iran

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Why Trump’s response to Gen. Milley makes an awful story worse

The Washington Post via MSN: ‘A propaganda tool’ for Trump: A second federal judge castigates attorneys who filed a lawsuit challenging the 2020 results

Business Insider: Judge slams a pair of pro-Trump lawyers for ‘just repeating stuff’ the former president ‘is lying about’ after dismissing election fraud case

MNBC Opinions: Whiteness helps shield Donald Trump from election consequences – Trump hasn’t been punished for trying to “stop the steal.” As a lawyer this literally makes no sense to me.

Politico: Ticket sales are moving slowly for the coming Trump-O’Reilly stadium tour

The Daily Kos: Cyber Ninjas fall into eternal funk, as actual review of Arizona ballots turns up nothing

MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: Biden admin sends Trump’s showerhead rule down the drain – At Trump’s insistence, the Department of Energy created ridiculous water-flow standards for showerheads. The Biden administration is undoing the policy.

MSNBC’s The Last Word: ‘White Privilege Card’ found in raid of men charged with plot to bomb Democrats

Prevail by Greg Olear [Ed. note: a revealing interview from 2020]: Full Disclosure: An Interview with Noel Casler – The former “Celebrity Apprentice” talent handler on what he saw behind the scenes.

The Daily Kos: How Donald Trump threw Leona Helmsley an anvil when she was going under on tax fraud charges – “The charges that Rudy Giuliani, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, filed in 1988 against “Queen of Mean” Leona Helmsley were quite similar to the state charges brought by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. against the Trump Organization and its CFO Allen Weisselberg.”

Posted by Steve on July 19, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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