*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Olympia hospitals have limited beds, ventilators available, health officials say – Thurston County hospitals are treating 64 COVID-19 patients, the most they ever have at one time
+ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Survey finds Washington’s nurses are stressed, and some are seeking jobs elsewhere in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Washington has a long history of welcoming refugees. Afghanistan should be no different
+ The AP via The Olympian: Inslee commutes more drug possession convictions
+ USA Today via MSN: Human remains found in wheel well of [JBLM based] C-17 swarmed at Kabul airport
+ The Independent Voice (Yelm area): Our Moral Imperative
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post via The Seattle Times: First-ever water shortage declared on the Colorado River, triggering water cuts for some states in the West [Ed. note: Arizona, Nevada, Colorado have water cuts. Next year even more severe if the drought is not alleviated.]
CNBC: Homebuilder sentiment falls to lowest level in a year as buyers face sticker shock – Lumber is down 72.48% from its intraday peak … on May 10.
*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Biden keeps many Trump tariffs in place, confounding businesses hoping for reprieve – End of waivers irks business groups that want action on China trade
Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times via The Star Tribune (Minneapolis): Biden could still be proved right in Afghanistan – Everything really important happens the morning after the morning after.