*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): 5 charged with manslaughter in death of worker during construction of wind farm – Jonathan F. Stringer, 24, of Chehalis died in 2020 when a trench collapsed during construction of the Skookumchuck Wind Farm on the Thurston-Lewis border.
+ NVN: Commissioner Franz Asks Public to do Their Part to Prevent Wildfires During Labor Day Weekend
+ Yelm Community Schools: Seeking bus drivers – Receive free Certified CDL Training and earn a $1000 recruitment bonus upon completion of training program and/or meeting minimum driving hours.
+ Mat Magik: Ribbon cutting today at 10am in former JZ-Rose space: Mat based massage is a fully clothed treatment session on a mat on the floor utilizing stretches, movement, and compressions to decrease pain and increase range of motion
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): WA fifth COVID-19 wave could plateau soon, but holiday weekend might threaten progress – State hospital projections are grim for the next few weeks.
+ The Olympian: Fighting back tears, Washington’s Secretary of State honored Thurston County Auditor Mary Hall for her 2020 elections work
+ The Seattle Times: King County to require masks at large outdoor gatherings, regardless of COVID vaccination status
+ McClatchy News: Sports wagering is now legal in Washington — here’s where you can place your bets [Ed. note: Does not include Nisqually Tribe’s casino.]
+ South Sound Business: Thurston County Center for Business and Innovation Launches New Portal
+ The Seattle Times: Trump endorses Joe Kent, Republican challenger to Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, who voted for impeachment [Ed. note: Rep. Herrera Buetler’s District 3 covers the Clearwood and Lackamas areas outside of Yelm and southern portions of Rainier and Tenino]
+ The Olympian: Out and About: Get out in nature, or see it on the big screen this weekend
+ KING-5 TV: Here’s who qualifies for a religious exemption to Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate – “Sincerely held” religious beliefs are one way an individual can request an exemption from a COVID-19 vaccine mandate in Washington.
+ CNBC: Alaska Airlines will give vaccinated employees $200, stops short of company mandate
+ KING-5 TV: Rainier cornhole player turns pro and wins world championship the same weekend
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