*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ KING-5 TV: Beginning Monday, Gov. Inslee ordered everyone attending an event with 500 or more people throughout the entire state will be required to wear a face-covering, vaxxed or not.
+ South Sound Business: Report: South Sound Home Prices Surge in August
+ Thurston County Auditor: Thurston County Receives Clean Audit for Sixth Straight Year
+ KING-5 TV: Sports betting launches in Washington state in time for NFL season
+ NVN: Area School Districts Welcome Students Back to Full-Time, In-Person Learning
+ KING-5 TV: Washington’s school cafeterias face food, supply shortages due to pandemic disruptions
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Olympian: So you have COVID? Providence is offering monoclonal antibody therapy at west Olympia clinic to significantly reduce the risk of needing hospitalization
CNBC: Biden doubles weekly shipments of free monoclonal antibody treatments for Covid by 50%. The admin. shipped more than 800,000 doses in July
CNBC: Biden outlines plan to mandate Covid vaccines for millions: ‘Our patience is wearing thin’
CNBC: TSA to double minimum fines for air travelers who refuse to wear masks
KING-5 TV: Biden requires large companies to mandate vaccines for their employees or test for the coronavirus on a weekly basis.
KING-5 TV: What is the mu variant of the coronavirus?
Washington Examiner: Rand Paul was right about Fauci – documents appear to support Paul’s assertions that Fauci was lying
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
KING-5 TV: Justice Dept. lawsuit says Texas abortion law made ‘in open defiance of the Constitution’
KING-5 TV: Justice Department sues Texas over state’s new abortion law
CNBC: Natural gas prices are rising and could be the most expensive in 13 years this winter
The New York Times: The Biden administration wants solar energy to provide 45 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2050, up from 4 percent today.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
Business Insider: Donald Trump Jr. helped sink Biden’s nominee to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives over his support for gun regulations
The Hill: Mary Trump: Uncle may be ‘too busy’ with depositions to stay politically involved
Reuters: Explainer: Can Trump use executive privilege to block Jan 6 attack probe?
Daily Mail (UK): Trump’s ‘Kraken’ lawyer Sidney Powell asked to pay $200K in legal fees
CNN: Yet more evidence Donald Trump is running a shadow presidency
Business Insider: Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham is writing a damaging memoir about her time working for him and Melania
The Independent (UK): Senior Republican demonised by Trump reveals what’s behind GOP election suppression laws: ‘They got scared’
Politico: Trump is already claiming the California recall is rigged – The disconnect between GOP expectations and polling all but ensures that a tight Newsom victory would spur a new wave of voter fraud accusations.