*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ City of Yelm: The Arcora Foundation SmileMobile in Yelm July 20 – 22, 2021
+ KOMO-4 TV: Washington state’s rising number of COVID-19 cases stokes concern, anxiety – 19 counties are all showing an upswing, including those counties with relatively high vaccination rates like King and Jefferson counties.
+ The Seattle Times via The Chronicle: Other Regions Have Specific Plans for Heat Waves; Experts Say Puget Sound Cities Need Them Too
+ The Olympian via MSN: Thurston County tenants facing rent increases as governor’s rent protections expire – After 15 months of de-facto rent control, prices are now surging.
+ JOLT News: New Transportation Priorities Survey seeks your input – Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) is assessing community needs
+ Thurston County Auditor: Voter Registration Deadlines for the August 3 Primary Election
+ The Olympian via MSN: Here’s why Thurston County residents who need an ambulance might be waiting longer – Thurston County EMS responds to more than 36,000 911 calls a year.
+ Thurston Talk: Thurston EDC Helps Shiplap Shop of Yelm Open New Location
+ The Bellingham Herald via MSN: Canada to reopen its border for fully vaccinated Americans starting Aug. 9; U.S. uncertain – Americans will have to prove they are fully vaccinated to gain entry into Canada.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
CBS Austin via MSN: Six fully vaccinated Texas Democrats test positive for COVID-19 in D.C.
The New York Times: Wary and Weary, Los Angeles Largely Accepts Restored Mask Mandate – Los Angeles County on Sunday became the first major county to revert to requiring masks for all people indoors in public spaces.
MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: The Pegasus Project media index
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: America’s future can feel frightening. Here’s why I’m still optimistic. This new reality requires each of us to speak truth to power, report the news fairly and work collectively to bring our country together.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
CNBC: Trump’s Justice Department declined to prosecute Wilbur Ross over census citizenship question testimony [Ed. note: Ross is the 6th Trump cabinet secretary his DOJ declined to investigate, even though the Inspector General found such was warranted in each case.]
The Los Angeles Times: In Trump’s Jan. 6 recast, attackers become martyrs, heroes
MSNBC’s Opinions: Trump’s 2020 loss gave the GOP the last key to ‘win’ the midterms – The plan involves manipulating elections before, during and after voters’ trips to the polls.
The Washington Post via MSN: Man sentenced to 18 months after threatening to assassinate federal judge overseeing Michael Flynn case