*** 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.”
+ The Olympian: Thurston County warns of toxic algae bloom at Lake Lawrence
+ JOLT News: New VA healthcare clinic in Olympia opens Aug. 16
*** 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.]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
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.