*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ NVN: Bald Hills Thurston County Fire District 17 opened 46 years ago this week
+ KING-5 TV: ‘Mitigate your risk’: Health officials worried about Labor Day travel with hospital capacity strained
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Bubble tea, Budweiser Clydesdales and Manic Meatballs. The Washington State Fair is here
+ The News Tribune via MSN: The best and worst times for traveling major Washington highways this Labor Day weekend
+ Delta Airlines: Delta expects Labor Day travel to reach 80% of pre-pandemic levels (including the Sea-Tac hub)
+ NOAA: Today marks 80 days with only 1/100th of an inch of rain at Olympia Regional Airport. Click here for the statistics from NOAA’s station at Olympia’s Regional Airport. Then click in the month under View Station Data.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
The Washington Post: Misinformation on Facebook got six times more clicks than factual news during the 2020 election, study says – Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation, the forthcoming study found.
Common Dreams: 35 Million People Are Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits on Labor Day
Center for Economic and Policy Research: More People Are Turning Down Low-Paying Jobs With Bad Working Conditions
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Sports Illustrated: Report: John Smoltz, Al Leiter to Leave MLB Network Studios After COVID-19 Vaccine Refusal
The Epoch Times: Who’s Really Being Hospitalized? Breakthrough cases reach majority levels in some jurisdictions but numbers elude CDC
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
The Washington Post: QAnon ‘poster boy’ for Capitol riot sent back to jail after violating court order to stay off Internet
The Washington Post: Trump Tower’s key tenants have fallen behind on rent and moved out. But Trump has one reliable customer: His own PAC.
Politico: McCarthy’s phone records among those eyed for preservation by Jan. 6 investigators
The Hill: Retiring GOP senator [Toomey] urges party not to nominate Trump in 2024
Business Insider: Trump’s PAC is paying nearly $40,000 a month for a Trump Tower space that its staffers are hardly using, report says
Salon: Heeding Steve Bannon’s call, GOP election deniers organize to seize control at local level
The Washington Post: Trump-appointed ambassador directed government business to his hotel, emails show
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