*** 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.]
+ 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 ***
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.]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
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