U.S.A. olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles grew up in Vancouver, WA. Team U.S.A. olympic gymnast Jordan Chiles holds her Olympic silver medal for artistic gymnastics, women’s team U.S.A., at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA. Credit: Allen J. Schaben, Los Ang eles Times via The Seattle Times
*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ WSDOT: Online open house for SR 702 [Tanwax Highway] roundabout east of McKenna
+ The Olympian: Yelm man tries to pass off a bar fight as a workplace injury, pleads guilty on Tuesday
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): A second litter of wolverine offspring has been born in the Mount Rainier National Park
+ NVN: Former Ridgeline Middle School Teacher [Savana Cervantes] Hired for City of Yelm Post
+ Patch via MSN: Vaccination Ordered For Military Members, Including At JBLM
+ Thurston County’s health officer, Dr. Dimyana Abdelmalek via JOLT News: Highest transmission rates we have seen since the pandemic began
JOLT News: Funds remain unclaimed for pandemic-related rent and utilities assistance
Associated Press: Seahawks to induct Matt Hasselbeck and Mike Holmgren into their Ring of Honor, in October
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
WATN-24 TV (ABC Memphis) via MSN: COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody treatment is in high demand in the Mid-South. So where can you get it? What does it do?
USA Today: After slow start, demand for COVID monoclonal antibodies treatment skyrockets
KHOU-11 TV (CBS Houston) via MSN: What is monoclonal antibody treatment and who can get it?
The Washington Post: Biden receives inconclusive intelligence report on covid origins – The report falls short of concluding whether the coronavirus jumped from animal to human, or might have accidentally escaped from a lab in China
Million Acres: Southwest Airlines Warns Delta Variant Could Disrupt Travel Plans
CNBC: American Airlines says August revenue weaker than expected because of rise in Covid cases
The Points Guy: Desperate warnings from Hawaii as restrictions are added back
Newsweek: Israel’s Grim COVID Data Suggests Vaccines Alone Won’t Stop Pandemic
National Geographic: Evidence mounts that people with breakthrough infections can spread Delta easily – A new study finds that this dominant variant can grow in the noses of vaccinated people as strongly as in unvaccinated people.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Children’s Health Defense Team: ‘Historic Win’: CHD Wins Case Against FCC on Safety Guidelines for 5G and Wireless – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court ruled the Federal Communications Commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its current guidelines adequately protect against harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation.
Common Dreams: Only 11 Percent of Rental Aid Has Been Disbursed, Says U.S. Treasury
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
B usiness Insider: Texts show William Barr congratulated Trump’s impeachment lawyer as his first Senate trial wrapped up: ‘You are a STAR’
Washington Examiner: Top Trump officials sue Biden administration for records related to COVID-19 origins investigation
Business Insider: House Capitol riot committee issues sweeping records requests for communication between Trump and his children, top staffers, and right-wing media personalities
Politico: Federal judge imposes sanctions on Sidney Powell, Lin Wood and 7 other pro-Trump lawyers, including recommending disbarment