*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ Joe DePinto for Mayor: The Yelm Police Officer Guild is proud to endorse Mr. DePinto for Mayor of Yelm. He has shown overwhelming support of law enforcement over his two terms on City Council and we are confident he will continue to make public safety his priority as Mayor.” – Detective Anthony Sparkuhl, Yelm Police Guild President.
+ The Olympian: Thurston plan to protect gophers, streamline permit process up for public comment – Residents have until Nov. 8 to submit their comments to a draft environmental impact statement.
+ The Olympian: Everything you need to know about WA’s new bag ban and what it’ll cost you – Say goodbye to single-use plastics, and get ready to pay for most other bags, including paper and when ordering takeout or groceries.
+ McClatchy News: Greyhound Lines Inc. will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit over the bus line’s practice of allowing U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents to board its buses in Washington state to conduct immigration sweeps.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
Yahoo! Finance: Ford to build $11.4 billion mega campuses for electric car production [creating 11,000 jobs]
The Washington Post: FBI: Killings soared nearly 30 percent in 2020, with more slayings caused by guns
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
Science Direct published paper: Why are we vaccinating children against COVID-19?
Reuters: New York may tap National Guard to replace unvaccinated [fired] healthcare workers – Some 16% of the state’s 450,000 hospital staff, or roughly 72,000 workers, have not been fully vaccinated, the governor’s office said.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
MSNBC’s American Voices: Trump reveals he asked Georgia Governor to ‘help us out’ following defeat to Biden [Ed. note: He has a major lawsuit and investigation in process on this, too.]
MSNBC’s Maddow Blog: When Trump says the U.S. ‘will not survive,’ don’t look away