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“The inside of the Peace Arch, seen June 19, in Blaine, Wash., reads “May these gates never be closed,” commemorating the Treaty of Ghent between the U.S. and Canada. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the border has been closed to nonessential travel since March 2020.” Credit: Laurel Demkovich, Spokesman-Review


+ NVN: Yelm Community Schools start Sept. 8, while Rainier School District returns today.

+ The Olympian: What to know before you send your kids back to school in person this year

+ The Chronicle (Centralia): 3 companies will pay $549,874 in L&I fines in death of worker at wind farm – Nearly $470,000 of the total payout will be invested in “worker or industrial safety-related activities, programs or equipment.”

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): WA fifth COVID-19 wave could plateau soon, but holiday weekend might threaten progress

+ The Seattle Times: Concerns arise over potential departures of Washington state workers over Inslee vaccine mandate

+ Thurston Talk: Gardens for the landless around Thurston County

+ The Olympian: Thurston County narcotics task force arrests drug ‘kingpin’ in ‘Operation Crazy Ivan’

+ CNBC: Boeing’s delivery of new 787 Dreamliners reportedly may remain halted until late October

+ MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: Trump takes aim at GOP congresswoman — a key Jan. 6 witness [Washington’s District 3 Rep. Jaime Herrera-Beutler]

+ KING-5 TV: Large events requiring vaccination, negative COVID-19 tests amid case surge in Washington

+ KING-5 TV: Washington state employees union reaches tentative agreement with state over COVID vaccine mandate

+ The Washington Post via The Seattle Times: How to keep your phone charged and useful in a natural disaster

+ The Seattle Times: State employees union announces agreement with Inslee over vaccine mandate – The union had been unhappy with the governor’s order requiring vaccination for most state employees.

+ The Spokesman Review (Spokane): One hundred years after Peace Arch was dedicated, experts worry about COVID-closed border – On. Sept. 6, 1921, the 67-foot white arch stood tall at the border between the U.S. and Canada, commemorating the end of the War of 1812.

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