*** REGIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
+ Common Dreams: Scientists Call Northwest Heatwave the ‘Most Extreme in World Weather Records’ – “Never in the century-plus history of world weather observation have so many all-time heat records fallen by such a large margin.”
+ Daily Mail (UK): Clams on Washington state beach are being cooked to death by heatwave
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): It’s early, but Washington could be facing its worst wildfire season yet if trends hold
+ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Critters search for shade during Washington’s heat wave, possible harbinger of future climate conditions
+ KING-5 TV: Heat wave readiness: Tacoma prepares for new normal of climate change – Authorities are still looking into the fallout from last weekend’s heat wave, but climate trends show that another one may be inevitable.
+ The Olympian: Lacey becomes most populated city in Thurston County
+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Issued final utility moratorium extension
+ The Motley Fool: The Boeing 767: An Unlikely Port in the Current Storm – While most of Boeing’s commercial jet programs are struggling, the aerospace giant has doubled production of the Boeing 767 since 2015.
*** NATIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
Thom Hartmann via The Daily Kos: How The Reagan Revolution Collapsed America & the Florida Condo [Ed. note: Very instructive!]
*** INTERNATIONAL NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
Edward Snowden in The Guardian (UK): Why do conspiracy theories flourish? Because the truth is too hard to handle – People need to explain to themselves their immiseration, their disenfranchisement, their lack of power. Conspiracies do that
The Wall St. Journal: Some Vaccinated People Are Dying of Covid-19. Here’s Why Scientists Aren’t Surprised.
*** TRUMP NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: ‘My dad did that’: Trump Jr.’s damage control may backfire amid criminal probe
Richard W. Painter via MSNBC: Trump Organization indictments for Allen Weisselberg a small but important step – For over a century, nihilistic legal commentators have reenforced the view that laws are purely political, and therefore, optional.