US flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor slain troops in Kabul The American flag set at half staff honoing the late Sen. John Warner (R-Va.) on May 26. Credit: © Greg Nash, The Hill via MSN
*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ Associated Press via The Olympian: Pentagon: US troops must get their COVID-19 vaccines ASAP
+ The Olympian: Thurston commission OKs vaccine mandate for county workers after dozens voice support – The vaccine policy requires workers to get vaccinated or test weekly by Oct. 31.
+ JOLT News: County hearing examiner hears proposal for 30.97 acres south of Yelm
+ The Olympian: The Evergreen State College, SPSCC announce COVID-19 requirements for in-person learning
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
CNBC: U.S. Covid cases show signs of slowing, even as fatalities surge again
Deseret News: The delta variant could evade vaccines if it becomes Delta 4+, new paper warns
CBS News: South Dakota COVID cases increase 456% since Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
Daily Kos: L. A. Times: Cop who shot Ashli Babbitt may have kept insurrection from getting REALLY out of hand
CNBC: Fires in the Arctic, record sea levels: NOAA report details 2020 climate effects
Edward Snowden: The All-Seeing “i”: Apple Just Declared War on Your Privacy – How long do we have left before the iPhone in your pocket begins quietly filing reports about encountering “extremist” political material, or about your presence at a “civil disturbance”? Apple’s new system, regardless of how anyone tries to justify it, will permanently redefine what belongs to you, and what belongs to them.
Eat This, Not That: Costco Just Put Purchase Limits on 6 More Grocery Items!
CBS News: The Arctic Circle saw record-high temperatures in 2020, NOAA report finds
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
MSNBC Opinions: Brace yourselves: Trump-appointed courts are doing exactly what he intended
CNBC: Capitol Police officers sue Trump, Roger Stone and others over Jan. 6 invasion
NBC News: How Trump paved the way for the devastation in Afghanistan