*** 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.
+ 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.
+ 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]
+ 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.