*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ Yelm Jazz Fest: Tonight and tomorrow evening at Yelm City Park
+ The Olympian: Saturday’s LoveOly fest will be rocking and rolling with the Dusty 45s
+ Thurston County Auditor: Yelm council positions 4 and 7 for Nov. ballot still too close to call
+ The Olympian: Police should respond to mental health calls, AG says
+ NBC News: Bill Gates calls divorce ‘a sad milestone,’ Epstein friendship a ‘huge mistake’
+ Associated Press: Amazon pushes back return to office to January due to COVID
+ American Red Cross: Learn how to keep your family and home safe during a wildfire.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
KING-5 TV: Moderna: COVID-19 booster shot might be needed before winter
CNBC: Millions will lose pandemic unemployment in September, if they haven’t already
NBC News: It’s time to start masking and testing — even if you’re vaccinated, experts say
The Olympian: Are people in US willing to follow CDC’s updated mask guidance? What a new poll found
Cautious Optimism: Despite being the most heavily vaccinated country in the world, Israel has just imposed new restrictions on its population, a lockdown in September is no longer a remote possibility.
The Washington Post: A critical ocean system may be heading for collapse due to climate change, study finds
*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Washington Post: Biden administration considers withholding funds and other measures to spur vaccinations
MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber: Out of power, McConnell upstaged by Schumer’s ‘savage’ move
MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes: Alleged Capitol rioter and Proud Boy Ethan Nordean is still in jail pending a hearing. But he suddenly came up with almost $1 million to offer as bail money.
Business Insider: 75 House Democrats urge Biden to take immediate steps to close Guantanamo, calling the prison a ‘fundamental betrayal’ of US values
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Washington Post Opinions: Here’s a roadmap for the Justice Department to follow in investigating Trump
Truthout: Most Voters Think Trump Running in 2024 Would Be Bad for the Country, Poll Finds
MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show: Trump DOJ official prepped to ask GOP in six states to overturn Biden’s win, claims Krishnamoorthi