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* Record rainfall totals in areas of Puget Sound,
* Aurora displays visible with this weekend’s clear skies,
* High nationwide prices to impact WA. gas utility customers!

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ KING-5 TV: Sun fires off powerful solar flare – The Space Weather Prediction Center says Thursday’s solar flare could cause aurora displays this weekend to be visible as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon. [Ed. note: Clear skies forecast over Thurston County should provide great viewing.]

+ KING-5 TV: Inslee could appoint Democrat to replace Washington Secretary of State

+ KING-5 TV: Seattle recorded on Thursday, Oct. 2, the wettest October day since the all time wettest day in Seattle history (5.02″ Oct. 20th, 2003).

+ JOLT News: Port Commissioners discuss public vote to add two more commissioners

+ The Olympian: Former Gov. Gregoire to speak at Thurston Chamber forum

+ JOLT News: Latinx Youth Summit – supported by Timberland Regional Library

+ Alaska Airlines: Announces nonstop service to Cleveland in 2022, adds double daily flights to Columbus, Cincinnati

+ McClatchy News: High nationwide gas prices to impact Washington gas utility customers starting Nov. 1

+ CNBC: [Redmond-based] Microsoft passes Apple to become the world’s most valuable company

+ CNBC: Seattle-based Starbucks CEO defends wage hikes as stock falls 7% on coffee chain’s weak earnings outlook [Ed. note: those companies that invest in their employees will be the ones that do well in uncertain times, regardless of Wall Street’s expectations!]

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

MSN: GOP Trump critic Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois won’t seek re-election in 2022 – CNN: Another one of the ‘Trump 10’ heads for the exits

The Seattle Times: Air Force is first military branch to face rejection of vaccine mandate as thousands avoid shots

The Chicago Tribune: ‘No One Knows What to Expect’: Kenosha Wary as Kyle Rittenhouse Murder Trial Looms [Ed. note: this will be a guide of what is to come in our country in 2022.]

The National News: What Nasa’s $10bn ‘time-travelling’ telescope will tell us about life on other planets – The telescope, set to launch on December 18, can look back to the beginning of time

Daily Kos: Exposed: The Insidious Cancer at the Core of Democracy that Could Take Down Biden

Children’s Health Defense: Joins Citizens on November 3 to Kick Off Worldwide Walkouts to Demand a Return to Freedom and Democratic Principles – People around the globe are protesting loss of liberty, illegal mandates and tyrannical government overreach

Business Insider: Denver’s airport held a job fair to plug its huge labor shortage. An exec said he’d hoped 5,000 people would come – but only 100 showed up.

The Hill: Guantánamo Bay detainee gives first public account of CIA torture in US court [Ed. note: This describes in detail how the U.S. is like a third world country with these tactics.]

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

The Washington Post via MSN: The 14 things you need to know about Trump’s letter in the Wall Street Journal

Daily Kos: Field of violent, abusive candidates made in Trump’s image fill GOP midterm roster [Ed. note: Using authoritarians’ tried and true playbook of stoking fear and anger to divide and conquer.]

MSNBC: A federal judge just told the DOJ what we’re all thinking about Jan. 6 prosecutions – DOJ seeking weak sentences

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: Despite free pass from Trump DOJ, Republican senator in hot water over sketchy trades

LATE BREAKING NEWS: MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show: In new letter, tech expert’s lawyer insists Alfa-Bank, Trump server data is no hoax – They stated the data connection between the Trump Organization and Russia’s private Alfa-Bank is real.

Posted by Steve on October 30, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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