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* Inslee on SCOTUS failure to pause TX. anti-abortion law,
* Fifth COVID-19 wave declared by Thurston’s Health Officer,
* WHO says it is monitoring a new Covid variant called ‘mu’!

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The tall ship Lady Washington will be visiting Budd Inlet for Labor Day weekend.
“As majestic Mount Rainier looms in the background, crew on the tall ship Lady Washington work to drop a final sail during a training exercise on Tacoma’s Commencement Bay in 2019. The Lady Washington, launched in 1989, is a full-scale replica of a colonial era ship of the same name. It is the state’s official tall ship.. Credit: Drew Perine, The News Tribune (Tacoma)

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Statement on SCOTUS failure to pause Texas anti-abortion law

+ JOLT News: Fifth wave of COVID-19 declared by Thurston County Health Officer

+ South Sound Business: Washington State Fair Grants Free Admission If You Support Food Drive

+ JOLT News: How our local [property] taxes really work

+ NVN: ATVs Now Legal on Yelm City Streets – vehicles must have windshields, mirrors and turn signals, among other requirements like registration.

+ NVN: New [Assistant] City Planner [Sara Williams] Joins Team in Yelm [Ed. note: Yelm’s Community Development and Economic Director Grant Beck retired, and Associate Planner Tami Merriman got a fine promotion to Tumwater. Yet those two were replaced by three new staff: Sara Williams, Assistant planner, Landon Hawes, Yelm’s new planning and building manager, and Savana Cervantes, Administrative Assistant. hmmm.]

+ NVN: Local Flooring Company Sees Supply Delays

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

CNBC: WHO says it is monitoring a new Covid variant called ‘mu’

The Washington Post via MSN: A hospital refused to give ivermectin to a covid patient. Then a judge ordered doctors to administer it.

Business Insider: Fauci says US still planning for COVID-19 booster after 8 months. Biden said shots could be administered after 5.

Pittsburgh Business Times: Flu and Covid ‘twindemic’? Pitt simulations say it’s possible this winter

FOX Business: 2 Senior FDA officials to step down over disagreement with White House on booster shots

The British Medical Journal (BMJ): Covid-19: Regulators warn that rare Guillain-Barré cases may link to J&J and AstraZeneca vaccines

FOX-32 TV Chicago: 90 school bus drivers who don’t want vaccines quit, CPS offering $1,000 to students without rides

*** AFGHANISTAN NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The Star Tribune (Minneapolis) by Jeffrey D. Vold, retired U.S. Marine Corps colonel: Also hold military leaders accountable for the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan – The deathtrap nature of the Kabul airport should have been obvious. 

MSNBC Opinions: Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal could’ve gone so differently – The war in Afghanistan was far, far different from how it has been depicted in American media. [Ed. note: An exceptionally insightful piece!]

New book: The Afghan Papers – A Secret History of the War: The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

Associated Press: Texas 6-weeks abortion ban takes effect, with high court mum

CNN: Roe v. Wade: What the Supreme Court’s inaction means for the future of Roe

The Guardian (UK): ‘I guess I’m having a go at killing it’: Salman Rushdie to bypass print and publish next book on Substack – The author on why he’s chosen to release his next book on the online platform – and why he hopes digital won’t see off the medium he loves most

CNBC: TSA airport screenings drop to lowest since May as travel, fares fall

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The Wall St. Journal: Trump Organization Employees to Testify Before Manhattan Grand Jury – Senior finance official and director of security set to appear this week as criminal probe into Donald Trump’s business affairs continues [Ed. note: This means they have may have some sort of immunity, so another reason for Trump to be worried.]

MSNBC’s Opinions: Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz tried to get Trump’s help on Jan. 6. He gave them none. Trump supporters attacked Congress — and Republicans are still scared of them.

Scott L. Cummings, professor of legal ethics at the UCLA School of Law via MSNBC: A scorching new Team Trump rebuke offers a masterclass in legal ethics

Daily Kos: Kevin McCarthy is terrified that the truth will come out about his Jan. 6 phone call to Trump

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