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* Volta announces new EV charging station at Yelm’s Safeway,
* Alaska Air operating intra-U.S., military Afghan evacuee flights,
* Snowden: Every iPhone will search itself for whatever Apple wants!

In this Feb. 9, 2021, file photo provided by the Department of Defense, Hickam 15th Medical Group hosts the first COVID-19 mass vaccination on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Military service members must immediately begin to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in a memo Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, ordering service leaders to “impose ambitious timelines for implementation.” (U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr./Department of Defense via AP)


+ Volta: Announces New Electric-Vehicle (EV) Charging Station Installation at Yelm’s Safeway

+ JOLT News: “Washington’s Most Wanted” child molester apprehended by Nisqually Corrections officers

+ 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

+ The Olympian: Controlled burns scheduled for two south Thurston wildlife areas on Monday


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

NBC News: ‘Hell no‘: Some police officers and their unions oppose vaccination mandates

AP News: Jesse Jackson moves to rehab hospital, wife in ICU for COVID


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!]

Daily Kos: Six conservative Supreme Court justices are trying to rule the nation from the shadows

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


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.

MaddowBlog: Trump: Rioters posed ‘zero threat.’ Capitol officers: They violated ‘Ku Klux Klan Act.’

Posted by Steve on August 28, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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