*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The Tacoma News Tribune: Video: Sea lions ‘boop’ glass to greet staff at zoo in Tacoma
+ The Tacoma News Tribune: Delta wave receding in WA, but COVID caution still advised, including on Halloween
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
MSNBC: ‘I hope I never recover from this’: An emotional William Shatner speaks about his flight to edge of space [see the touching video!]
KING-5 TV: Social Security to have largest cost-of-living increase in nearly 40 years [COLA becomes 5.9% in 2022]
CNBC: Delta Air Lines CEO says employee vaccination rate rises to 90% without mandate -“I think the spirit of the [federal] mandate was to get people vaccinated. It wasn’t to try to force people with the threat of their jobs if companies are doing the right thing,” CEO Ed Bastian said.
*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
More Than Our Crimes: Biden: Don’t Play Bait and Switch with Freedom – Real-life experiments show many long-incarcerated individuals can be freed [A commentary on the Biden administration’s threat to force thousands of individuals who have been successfully living in home confinement to return to prison.]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘Trump is in the drivers seat’: Poll shows most GOP voters want Trump in 2024
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: Republicans are stacking local elections boards with loyalists committed to Trump’s Big Lie
CNN: Michael Gerson, columnist and former aide to President George W. Bush, argues that US democracy is at risk if former President Donald Trump is re-elected with unified Republican control of the federal government.
Politico: Law enforcement’s use of force against Jan. 6 conspiracy suspects draws heat — and credit, Critics of excessive SWAT raids said it’s reasonable for law enforcement to use them in Jan. 6 cases.