*** 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
+ Thurston County: This is Flood Awareness Week in Thurston County, county leaders are encouraging residents to prepare for winter storms
+ NVN: Nisqually Land Trust Looks Back on Successful Year
+ 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.
+ KOMO-4 TV: Former WSU coach Nick Rolovich to file lawsuit against school for ‘illegal termination’
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): Amazon on seasonal hiring spree as it continues to grow its footprint in Pierce County
Breibart: Former Washington Gubernatorial Candidate Loren Culp Angling to Unseat Republican Impeachment Voter Dan Newhouse
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The New York Times Morning Report: How can so many Americans afford not to work? And will it last?
Bloomberg: Senate Republicans vote unanimously to block the Freedom To Vote Act
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?
Daily Kos: ‘Nightmare scenario’: Substantial majority of Americans don’t trust Supreme Court, want reforms
ABC News: Senate Republicans expected to defeat voting rights reform bill for the second time this year
CNBC: Koch network spends big to lobby against Biden agenda while supporting other Democratic plans
*** 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.”
Business Insider: The Trump Organization is facing another criminal investigation in New York over its golf course’s financial dealings, report says
CNN: Donald Trump (yet again) proves there’s no bottom with his Colin Powell statement
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 Morning Joe: A majority don’t want Trump to run in 2024, polling shows, 58 percent of voters do not want former President Trump to run again in 2024.
Business Examiner: Steve Bannon not cooperating suggests Trump may have been ‘personally involved in the planning and execution’ of the January 6 insurrection, Liz Cheney says
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!]
Newsweek: As Donald Trump’s 2024 Chances Increase, Mitch McConnell Sounds the Alarm – Washington Examiner: McConnell signals it’s time to move past Trump ‘rehash’ of 2020 election
Politico: Opinion | Trump’s Post-Mortem Roasting of Powell Could Burn Him in the End
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