*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ KING-5 TV: Alaska Airlines providing military charter flights for people evacuated from Afghanistan – will operate military transport flights within the United States to provide additional transportation for people who were evacuated from Afghanistan
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Kaiser Health News: States Pull Back on COVID Data Even as Delta Variant Surges [for prisons and long-term care facilities.]
The Washington Post: Supreme Court strikes down CDC eviction moratorium despite delta’s rise
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
The Washington Post: California parole panel votes in favor of release from prison for Sirhan Sirhan
Truthout: Texas House Speaker Warns Democrats Not to Say “Racism” in Election Bill Debate – Democrats pointed out that it was, in fact, racist to ban the discussion of racism in the voter suppression bill. [Ed. note: This whole voter suppression issue is clearly racist becasue the Republican Party designed to keep White males in power can’t win without suppressing the votes of people of color! ]
Delta Airlines News Hub: The U.S. Department of Defense activated Stage I of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet – calling for Delta and other carriers [American, United, Hawaiian, and 2 charter airlines] to support the military’s effort to carry people who have left Afghanistan. This was last done for military support via CRAF in 2002 in the ramp-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Airways Magazine: The Last Pan Am Flight out of Vietnam, a military evac. charter of a 747 [April 30, 1975, a harrowing story!]
Edward Snowden: Every iPhone will search itself for whatever Apple wants, or for whatever Apple is directed to want. They are inventing a world in which every product you purchase owes its highest loyalty to someone other than its owner.
The AP via The Seattle Times: Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic
The Washington Post: This tool will tell you where to see peak fall foliage in every state
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
MSNBC Opinion Columnist Barbara McQuade: The lawyers sought a preliminary injunction to decertify the election results and to certify Trump as the winner instead. Now they are paying for it.