*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ Thurston County Auditor: Yelm council’s Pos. 4 Primary Results now one vote apart for the 2nd candidate.
+ Associated Press: Severe drought devastates Washington state’s wheat crop
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Braun, Wilcox Say Vax Requirement ‘Heavy-Handed,’ But Providence, Democrats Approve
+ Washington State Wire: Republican leaders call for special session on police reform bills
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
CNBC: Southwest Airlines says delta Covid variant is hurting bookings, lowers outlook [Ed. note: When the public reigns-in leisure expenditures, that is a bell-weather of storms clouds ahead from COVID variant’s Delta concerns.]
The Wall Street Journal: McConnell Credits Biden for Infrastructure Breakthrough, Dismisses Trump Criticism
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Associated Press: Here’s the latest data on deaths related to breakthrough cases in Mass. – The 100 deaths represent a tiny fraction — about 0.002 percent — of all fully vaccinated individuals in the state.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Associated Press: Dominion sues Trump-friendly broadcasters over fraud claims
The Washington Post: Giuliani told agents it was okay to ‘throw a fake’ during political campaign