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* Puget Sound to see hot, smoky weather through Saturday,
* Thurston County warns of toxic algae bloom at Lake Lawrence,
* Mary L. Trump in The New Republic: Donald’s Plot Against America!

Puget Sound to see hot, smoky weather through Saturday
Credit: KING-5 TV

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ The Olympian: Hundreds gather at Capitol to protest Gov. Inslee’s vaccine mandate for state workers – The protesters’ message was: We’re not anti-vaccine, we’re “pro medical freedom.”

+ KING-5 TV: Washington state superintendent asks Inslee to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for public school employees

+ The Olympian: Thurston County warns of toxic algae bloom at Lake Lawrence

+ McClatchy News: One-third of Native Americans aren’t registered to vote. Can President Biden change that?

+ JOLT News: New VA healthcare clinic in Olympia opens Aug. 16

+ The Olympian: Olympia tied its record high temperature on Thursday – 96 degrees for Aug. 12 set in 1977

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

CNN: 3 major US airlines will not mandate shots for their unvaccinated workers [Ed. note: “75% of (Delta’s) workforce has already been vaccinated even without a companywide mandate.]

Reuters: Exclusive: Apple’s child protection features spark concern within its own ranks -sources

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

Daily Kos: Jan. 6 looked scary, but on Jan. 3 the U.S. came within hours of a coup supported by the DOJ

Daily Kos: Trump still supports the insurrection, and is still furious at the officers that stopped it

Mary L. Trump in The New Republic: Donald’s Plot Against America – Now, he and his GOP enablers are peddling the Second Big Lie: that January 6 was just legitimate protest. It’s the crucial ingredient in convincing America to return them—and him—to power.

Business Insider: Dominion lawyer says the voting technology company is ‘still exploring’ whether to sue Trump over election lies

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