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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

*** 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

+ 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

*** 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]

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.

*** POLITICAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

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.]

*** 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

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

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