*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ Thurston County Auditor: August 3, 2021 Primary Election Voters’ Pamphlets Mailed
+ The Washington Post: Crushing heat wave in Pacific Northwest and Canada cooked shellfish alive by the millions
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Mount Rainier National Park will have all roads open this weekend. Here’s what to expect – Some amenities remain closed because of COVID-19
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: The CDC says Covid boosters aren’t necessary. Pfizer suggests otherwise.
HarperCollins Publishers: An Ugly Truth – Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
MSNBC’s Deadline White House: Trump is flipping his script on Jan. 6 by casting Capitol rioters as ‘noble’ soldiers
MSNBC’s The Beat with Arti Melber: Trump deposition? 45 braces as Trump Org case takes twist – Trump’s legal woes are skyrocketing. His lawyers promoting litigation to overturn the election now face sanctions hearings in Michigan for making false claims in court filings.
MSNBC’s The Beat with Arti Melber: New legal trouble for Trump? Arizona eyes criminal probe for election scheme
Center for Responsive Politics: Giuliani Isn’t Alone in Possible Ties to Foreign Lobbying in Trump White House
The Wall St. Journal: Inside Donald Trump’s Last Days in the White House and Plans for a Comeback – The president’s effort to overturn the election alienated much of his inner circle—but solidified his dominance of the GOP. Now he’s planning his return.