*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ NVN: Public Hearing Set for Planned 60-Unit Apartment Complex behind Wal-Mart. The Zoom public hearing is Thursday, 10am
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Hospital officials say workers are burned out from fighting relentless COVID wave – “You do almost suffer PTSD from seeing this over and over again.”
+ KING-5 TV: ‘Megafire’ declared near Mount Rainier after exceeding 100,000 acres
+ Associated Press: More Pacific NW deer dying of viruses due to drought, heat
+ JOLT News: Tourism in Thurston County rebounding and changing, said Annette Pitts, CEO of Experience Olympia & Beyond
+ The Olympian: Can the Thurston County housing market get even hotter? It certainly did in August – Monthly sales in August topped the 605 units that sold in July.
+ JOLT News: “Beyond red” situation in MultiCare hospitals, including MultiCare Capital Medical Center in Olympia
+ KING-5 TV: Olympia residents shaken by violence between groups allied with Antifa and Proud Boys
+ NVN: Volunteer Coordinator at Yelm Food Bank Honored After Dying From COVID Complications
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
American Red Cross: September is National Preparedness Month – Is your Emergency Kit ready?
USA Today via The Detroit News: ‘True turning point’: Biden directs US agencies to declassify some documents from 9/11 probe [Ed. note: Something Trump promised and never did!]
Common Dreams: Harvard Will Divest From Fossil Fuels After a Decade of Pressure
Reason: America’s Post-9/11 Surveillance Authorities Were Inevitably Turned Against Its Own Citizens – We were warned about the dangerous power of the USA PATRIOT Act. Edward Snowden proved that critics were justified.
What Happened in 1971: Mapping Growth in Hourly Compensation and Productivity since 1948 (1971 was the pivotal year)
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
HHS Protect Public Data Hub: Locations that have received shipments of monoclonal antibody therapeutics under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority
The Olympian: How Thurston’s cases tripled in August
Newsweek: New York Hospital to Stop Delivering Babies After Employees Resign Over Vaccine Mandate
Politico: The Surprisingly Strong Supreme Court Precedent Supporting Vaccine Mandates – In 1905, the high court made a fateful ruling with eerie parallels to today: One person’s liberty can’t trump everyone else’s.
Seeking Alpha: Departing FDA vaccine officials, WHO scientists say data doesn’t support COVID boosters
Rair Foundation USA: Exposed: CDC Rushed to Change Definition of ‘Vaccination’ After Israel Study Touts Natural Immunity over Vaccine
Daily Kos: There is an antibody treatment that stops every COVID-19 variant—and possibly all future variants
Australia’s ABC News: Israel is struggling with COVID-19, despite high vaccination rates.
Washington Examiner: White House says it didn’t expect such ‘vehement opposition’ to Trump-approved COVID-19 vaccine
CNBC: Delta Air Lines’ $200 per month experiment for changing unvaccinated employees’ minds seems to be working
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
MSNBC Opinions: How Trump devastated Republican trust in the media – Mistrust of major media is not just an individual feeling; it has become a mark of community and a signaling of one’s political tribe.
POLITICO Playbook: Former Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham dishes on Melania
Washington Examiner: Trump loses weight post-presidency, ditches spray tan for Florida sun
TPM: Trump Loses It Over ‘Genius’ Civil War Loser’s Statue Getting Taken Down
The Washington Post: A secretive Pentagon program that started on Trump’s last day in office just ended. The mystery has not.
FOX News: Giuliani associate Igor Fruman pleads guilty in campaign donation case