*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): ‘Bomb cyclone’ brewing off coast. What does that mean for Tacoma and Olympia?
+ International ShakeOut Day: The Great Washington Shakeout is today, October 21 at 10:21 am
+ KING-5 TV: Inslee praises COVID-19 vaccine mandate as 95% of Washington employees get the shot [Ed. note: 4,774 of 59,477 did not.]
+ The Center Square: Cost to Replace Washington State Patrol Troopers Lost to Vaccine Mandate Tops $12.4M
+ Medscape: A physician assistant who runs a pediatric clinic in Washington State says he’ll fight against a license suspension over prescribing ivermectin as a cure for COVID, among other allegations.
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Amazon on seasonal hiring spree as it continues to grow its footprint in Pierce County
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
David Corn of Mother Jones: SCOOP: Manchin Tells Associates He’s Considering Leaving the Democratic Party and Has an Exit Plan – He could pull the trigger if he doesn’t get his way on the Build Back Better bill.
The Los Angeles Times: Can TSA vaccinate enough screeners before the Thanksgiving travel rush?
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
NBC News: Why the GOP should take Trump’s new blackmail scheme seriously [Ed. note: 4-10% of Republicans may decide not to vote because they believe in the “Big Lie” of election fraud. They can’t win losing those voters.]
MSNBC Opinions: Trump’s 2020 election lies are even worrying Marjorie Taylor Greene – Greene is doing the once-unthinkable: departing from the Trump line. “roughly 10 percent of Republican voters expressed a serious lack of confidence in the security of Georgia’s elections, with 4 percent saying they did not think elections were secure in Georgia and would not vote in future elections, and 6 percent saying they were unsure whether their votes would be counted.”
Washington Examiner: [Trump favorite in GA.] Senate candidate Herschel Walker rejects Trump’s election fraud ultimatum [Ed. note: Ought oh, is the firewall breaking?]
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: The oligarch raided by the FBI and how Mitch McConnell got the ‘Moscow Mitch’ nickname [Ed. note: This history is important to keep in context!]