*** REGIONAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS LAST WEEKEND
+ The Olympian: Providence St. Peter in Olympia is the No. 3 hospital in the state, report says
+ The Olympian: What happens if a disaster interrupts an election? Thurston County has a plan
+ Puget Sound Business Journal: Oprah sells Orcas Island waterfront sanctuary for $14M – no longer makes sense for Oprah to have, agent says.
+ Newsweek: [Seattle’s ] Amanda Knox Blasts ‘Stillwater’ Movie From Profiting Off Her Story ‘Without My Consent’
+ The Olympian: Need a job? These Olympia area employers are hiring and offering bonuses of up to $8,000
+ The Olympian: The comment period on the future of Olympia’s man-made lake has been extended to Aug. 29.
+ The Olympian: From Washington to D.C., this message to Biden is to work with tribes and honor treaties
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Jobless Claims Continue to Fall in Washington Even as U.S. Braces for Case Surge
*** NATIONAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS LAST WEEKEND
Politico: CDC: Vaccinated individuals infected with Delta variant carry high viral loads [hmmm]
The Washington Post: ‘The war has changed’: Internal CDC document urges new messaging, warns delta infections likely more severe
CNBC: CDC warns delta is as contagious as chickenpox and may make people sicker than original Covid
Daily Kos: Enough ice melted in Greenland in one day to cover Florida under two inches of water.
The Weather Channel: Arctic Leaking High Concentrations of ‘Forever Chemicals,’ [PFAs] Say Researchers
The Washington Post: ‘We can’t take another blow’: Some restaurants may not survive renewed mask mandates
MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: Good news! Poverty drops to historic low after Biden relief
*** POLITICAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS LAST WEEKEND
Washington Examiner: Biden is paying the price for his Harris mistake
Brennan Center for Justice: Election Officials Are Facing Unprecedented Threats to Independence and Safety
The Los Angeles: Editorial: The Capitol Police have a dire warning for America
The Hill: Have our enemies found a way to defeat the United States?
Truthout: Exxon-Influenced Senators Carved Climate Out of Infrastructure Almost Entirely
*** TRUMP NEWS LAST WEEKEND ***
Forbes: IRS Must Hand Over Trump’s Tax Returns To Congress, Feds Say
The Washington Post: Did Trump follow his pledge to donate the last 6 months of his presidential pay? It’s a mystery.
CNBC: Trump pushed DOJ to overturn 2020 election results, House committee says
Daily Kos: Trump to DoJ: ‘just say that the election was corrupt + leave the rest to me and the R. Congressmen’
NBC News: Our brother [Rep. Paul Gosar] is a traitor to America. He should be kicked out of Congress.
Washington Examiner: Former RNC chair to Jim Jordan on Jan. 6: ‘You know, b****, what time you called the president’
Daily Kos: Thanks to Trump, the GOP’s future doesn’t look very bright to Republican voters