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* Scientists: NW heatwave the ‘Most Extreme in World Weather Records’
* Lacey becomes most populated city in Thurston County,
* Microsoft exec: targeting of Americans’ records ‘routine’!

Gov. Jay Inslee celebrated Washington state's reopening on Thursday in typical Seattle fashion: on the roof of the Space Needle under a cloudy morning sky.
Gov. Jay Inslee celebrated Washington state’s reopening on July 1st in typical Seattle fashion: on the roof of the Space Needle under a cloudy morning sky.
Credit: Governor’s Office / Twitter via The Chronicle (Centralia)

*** 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.”

+ JOLT News: Four people dead in Thurston County from the record-breaking heatwave

+ Daily Mail (UK): Clams on Washington state beach are being cooked to death by heatwave

+ KING-5 TV: Burn ban in effect for Washington state parks, DNR lands due to high fire danger

+ 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 ***

AP: Microsoft exec: targeting of Americans’ records ‘routine’ – according to congressional testimony Wednesday by a senior executive at the technology company.

The New York Times: Privateness Watchdog Board’s Secret Report on N.S.A. System Fell Brief, Member Says

CNBC: TSA screenings surpass 2019 levels in pandemic first as airlines, airports scramble to staff

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 ***

The Washington Post: Prosecutors say spreadsheets from Trump Organization offer a road map for its indictment. Where the investigation goes now is the question.

Newsweek: MeidasTouch Flies ‘LoserPalooza’ Banner Over Trump Rally in Florida, Hashtag Trends on Twittervideo here

NBC News: Trump could be called to testify before House Jan. 6 panel, Clyburn says

The Washington Post: Trump’s company cloaked him in gilded fame. Now it faces felony charges, debt and a tainted brand.

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.

The Daily Kos: Kurt Eichenwald: Trump’s lenders could sink him even before prosecutors sink him

AP: Records show pressure by Trump, allies on Arizona officials

The Daily Kos: Brookings report cites five areas where Trump is most at ‘risk of eventual criminal indictment’

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