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* Blustery weather arrives in western WA., urban flooding possible,
* National Guard on standby for pro-Trump rally Sept. 18,
* Ohio House Republican, Calling Trump ‘a Cancer,’ Bows Out of 2022!

Aisha Harrison’s “Woman With Graves at Her Back” was part of the 2021 Percival Plinth Project. It won the People’s Choice Award, and on Tuesday, the Olympia City Council authorized the purchase of the sculpture for its permanent public art collection. Courtesy of the city of Olympia, via The Olympian


+ KING-5 TV: Blustery weather arrives in western Washington Friday – includes urban flooding and spotty power outages

+ KING-5 TV: Was Mount Rainier’s snowmelt worse this year than normal?

+ The Olympian: Afghan evacuees are coming to Washington state. Here’s where they’re going (10 to Tacoma)

+ The Olympian: Here’s what 2 port candidates said about military shipments, the airport, and marine terminal [This story is a subscriber exclusive for The Olympian]

+ JOLT News: Timberland Regional Library at your fingertips


The Washington Post: Thousands of LAPD employees plan to seek vaccine exemptions; police officials sue city over mandate

The Washington Post: Opinions | Natural immunity to covid is powerful. Policymakers seem afraid to say so.


The Hill: DHS memo warns of potential violence around upcoming ‘J6’ rally

CNBC: Capitol Police requests National Guard on standby for pro-Trump rally supporting Jan. 6 rioters

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Facebook research shows Instagram toxic for teen girls: WSJ

Daily Kos: After failed Larry Nassar investigation, Sen. Whitehouse questions FBI probe of Kavanaugh

The Washington Post: Facebook keeps researching its own harms — and burying the findings – A series of leaked internal reports shows Facebook knows far more than it lets on. That’s by design.


The New York Times: Ohio House Republican, Calling Trump ‘a Cancer,’ Bows Out of 2022 – Representative Anthony Gonzalez, one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Donald Trump, is the first of the group to retire rather than face a stiff primary challenge.

Newsweek: Trump Defends Capitol Rioters Being ‘Persecuted So Unfairly’ Ahead of Sept. 18th Rally

The Hill: Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book

HuffPost: Trump Hired Giuliani Because ‘None Of The Sane Lawyers’ Would Represent Him: Book

MSNBC Opinions: Trump was just the latest American president whose sanity the military questioned – The scary truth about the U.S.’ nuclear command system: It’s designed for rational presidents.

MSNBC: Paranoia drives many Trump supporters to avoid weekend ‘Justice for January 6’ rally

Truthout: GOP Strategists Fret Trump’s “Fraud” Talk Encourages Voters to Skip Midterms – If enough Republicans lose faith in the elections and refuse to vote, it could help Democrats retain Congress next year.

NBC News: Special counsel Durham named by Trump DOJ charges Dem lawyer Sussmann with false statement to FBI [Ed. note: Just as the statute of limitations runs out on this case this weekend!]

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