*** REGIONAL NEWS FOR FRIDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Olympia police planning for return of Proud Boys, Antifa on Saturday, city says
+ KING-5 TV: Runoff and toxins a concern for Puget Sound as heavy rain approaches
+ The Olympian: Amazon has opened a fulfillment center in Lacey.
+ Thurston County Auditor: All regular ballots for the Nov. 2nd General Election will be sent out on October 7th, with voters’ pamphlets arriving at households the same week.
+ KING-5 TV: Kroger to hire 2,500 at Washington QFC and Fred Meyer stores – the hiring spree is “propelled by steady growth.”
+ The Olympian: Thurston County residents can voice their opinion at an Oct. 19 public hearing on a potential sales tax increase that would support affordable housing.
+ NVN: St. Peter, Centralia Hospitals See Highest Ever Daily Death Toll from COVID-19
+ JOLT News: Record number of pandemic deaths in Thurston County in last 24 hours
*** NATIONAL NEWS FOR FRIDAY ***
A MUST SEE VIDEO – Josh Remillard, Veteran for Congress from North Carolina: I took an oath to protect our nation, our democracy, and our Constitution from all threats foreign and domestic. Madison Cawthorn is one of those threats. And this campaign is part of that oath. And it’s why we made this video.
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio): Nearly 1 million immigrants were forced to leave the United States during the Trump administration. Thousands of them were asylum seekers who were deported unfairly, according to the National Immigrant Justice Center.
*** VIRUS NEWS FOR FRIDAY ***
bioRxiv published paper: The SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant is poised to acquire complete resistance to wild-type spike vaccines
Springer published paper: COVID-19 mRNA vaccination leading to CNS inflammation: a case series [“CNS inflammation” = immune damage to the brain and/or nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis (MS)]
The Atlantic: Our Most Reliable Pandemic Number Is Losing Meaning – A new study suggests that almost half of those hospitalized with COVID-19 have mild or asymptomatic cases.
Atlanta Business Journal: Nasal Irrigation May Help Prevent COVID Hospitalizations
*** TRUMP NEWS FOR FRIDAY ***
MSNBC Opinions: Dan Quayle talked Mike Pence into rejecting Trump. What a story. Pence was praised for doing the right thing on Jan. 6. Now we now what it took.
MSNBC‘s Opinions: Why Mike Pence’s rejection of Trump makes for such a great story
MSNBC’s Last Word: Donald Trump is a ‘pathological liar’ and Republicans accept him
MSNBC Opinions: This Saturday’s pro-insurrectionist rally at the Capitol could be a sign of things to come
MSNBC’s Opinions: Trump’s ongoing mission to reshape the GOP in his image just scored a big win
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