*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ Mark King, fire chief, and Jonathan A. Sprouffske, chair of the Board of Fire Commissioners: Thank you to the residents of southeast Thurston County (Yelm and Rainier) for continuing to support our community.
+ The Weather Channel: No rain in the forecast for the rest of the month – today marks 70 consecutive days without measurable precip. – the previous record was 55 days set in 1960 and broken last week.
+ South Sound News: Study: Washington Unemployment Claims More Than 75 Percent Lower Than Last Year
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Commentary by Don Brunell: We Must Stop and Rethink Washington State’s Long-Term Care Law
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
AP via Bloomberg: Pentagon to Mandate Covid-19 Vaccines After Pfizer Wins FDA Approval
The BMJ (British Medical Journal): FDA granted full approval to Pfizer vaccine without public discussion of data
NBC News: Jesse Jackson and wife, Jacqueline, ‘responding positively’ to Covid-19 treatment – they were vaccinated last January
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The New York Daily News: Rachel Maddow and MSNBC reach multiyear deal to keep top-rated host at the network: report
AP via The LA Times: Pop-up restaurants may stick around as COVID sees resurgence
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The Washington Post: Giuliani associate Igor Fruman expected to plead guilty in campaign-finance case [Ed. note: Another worry for Trump world if Fruman cooperates with the Prosecutor!]
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports: Fmr. Pence aide: Visa system for Afghan allies ‘destroyed’ under Trump