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* Sea lions ‘boop’ glass greeting staff at Tacoma Zoo,
* Delta wave receding in WA, but COVID caution advised,
* ‘I hope I never recover from this’ – Capt. Kirk goes to space!

Sea lions ‘boop’ glass to greet staff at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, October 11, 2021.
Credit: The Tacoma News Tribune


+ 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

+ KING-5 TV: Boeing requiring its US workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine

+ KING-5 TV: Washington’s border with Canada reopening to vaccinated travelers in November after 19 months


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]

McClatchy News: Holiday deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx released. ‘The earlier you send, the better’

KING-5 TV: FDA issues new guidance to cut down salt in food supply

McClatchy News: How quickly will we reach post-COVID life? Americans’ optimism is waning, poll finds

CNBC: Consumer prices rise more than expected as energy costs surge

CNBC: Cryptocurrencies could lead to financial instability, author warns

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.


New York Magazine: Trump Says If Republicans Don’t Make the Big Lie Their Top Priority, Their Voters Won’t Vote

CNBC: Biden aims to keep crucial West Coast ports open 24/7 to ease supply chain bottlenecks

Daily Kos: ICE’s workplace raids have devastated workers for years. Biden admin says these sweeps will now end

Truthout: I’ve Spent 35 Years in Prison. I Live Each Day Fearing Another Wave of COVID.

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.]


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

Daily Kos: Jan. 6 committee is ‘completely of one mind’ about criminal referrals if Team Trump won’t cooperate

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.

Uproxx: Donald Trump Is Actually Blaming The Government He Was In Charge Of For Not Stopping His Supporters From Attacking The Capitol

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.

Washington Examiner: Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark subpoenaed by Capitol riot investigators, profile scrubbed from firm website

Posted by Steve on October 14, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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