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* WA. new jobless claims rise slightly, yet still at pre-pandemic lows,
* 90-100 degrees here mid-week into the weekend ,
* Former Acting AG testifies on Trump’s efforts to subvert election!

“Washington’s New Jobless Claims Rise Slightly, But Still at Pre-Pandemic Lows”
Credit: The Seattle Times

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

+ The Seattle Times: Washington’s new jobless claims rise slightly, but still at pre-pandemic lows

+ The Olympian: The weekend weather was pleasant. Now, get ready for much hotter weather this week – 100F. here Friday.

+ The Olympian: Olympia City Council will resume Zoom meetings because of rise in COVID cases [Ed. note: Can Yelm be far behind? The last in-person, public meetings led by Mayor Foster may cease before he leaves at year’s end.]

+ KING-5 TV: Smoky air expected to make a comeback in western Washington next week

+ The Olympian: More Thurston County homes sold in July than ever before

+ Daily Kos: Another sad marker of the Southern Residents’ decline: Beloved orca K21 Cappuccino dies at 35

+ The Olympian: Lummi Nation calls for Lolita’s release on the 51st anniversary of the orca’s capture from Whidbey Island’s Penn Cove.

+ The Seattle Times: Washington Supreme Court to Hear Case About Seattle Officers Who Attended D.C. Rally Before U.S. Capitol Attack

+ NBC News: Two Seattle officers near Capitol during Jan. 6 riot have been fired – they crossed police barriers and were in a prohibited area, police said. [Ed. note: They knew better, as well.]

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

Truthout: When Even the Conservative IEA Sounds an Alarm on Climate, the World Must Listen

Mediaite: Edward Snowden Condemns Apple’s Plan to Surveil iPhone Photos: ‘Turned a Trillion Dollars of Devices Into iNarcs’

Associated Press: Shipping snags prompt US firms to mull retreat from China

*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

The New York Times: Former Acting Attorney General Testifies About Trump’s Efforts to Subvert Election -The testimony highlights the former president’s desire to batter the Justice Department into advancing his personal agenda.

The Washington Post: DeJoy maintains financial ties to former company as USPS awards it new $120 million contract [Ed. note: The Trump grifter continues.]

Common Dreams: Families of 9/11 Victims Tell Biden to Release Info or Stay Away From Memorials

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***

Daily Kos: New details of Trump’s coup attempt show ‘an unnervingly plausible path to stealing the election’

MSNBC Opinions: Republicans are stoking QAnon conspiracy fires — and we’re all paying for it. QAnon conspiracies bear uncomfortable proximity to many mainstream right-wing beliefs about Jan. 6.

MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes: Election law expert: Trump is planning a much more reasonable coup next time

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