BREAKING STORY [5:30am PDT]: CBS News: Colin Powell, first Black secretary of state, dies at 84 from complications of COVID-19 [fully vaxxed]
*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ KING-5 TV: Monday [today] is Washington’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadline
+ The Olympian: Washington state workers largely comply with Monday’s vaccine deadline, data show
+ KING-5 TV: Natural gas heating your home? This could be the most expensive winter in 13 years
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Weather Channel: Why Holiday Travel Could be More Hectic Than Ever – With vaccination deadlines looming for airport and airline workers, holiday travel could be worse than ever this year.
The Atlantic’s Kate Shaw: The Executive-Privilege Paradox – The Biden administration isn’t going to fight Congress over January 6 documents. That’s a good thing for the presidency.
Bloomberg Opinion: 80,000 Green Cards Are About to Disappear From the U.S. – If Congress doesn’t act soon, a huge cache of unused employment-based visas will be lost for good.
The New York Times: How 3 strangers a world away came to the rescue of a badly burned Afghan girl [Ed. note: An amazing, touching story!]
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Points Guy: Nearly 40% of TSA workers are unvaccinated ahead of November deadline [Ed. note: If flying this Thanksgiving, be prepared for long lines at
KING-5 TV: CDC issues holiday safety recommendations – if you feel sick or have COVID symptoms, don’t go. Get tested.
Business Insider: States spent at least $89 million on COVID-19 vaccine lotteries. None of them worked, new research suggests.
CNBC: Risk of mRNA Covid booster causing heart inflammation in young adults continues to worry scientists, doctor says
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
Washington Examiner: Republican senator [Bill Cassidy (R-LA.) ] casts Trump as election loser destined to lose 2024 nomination – He Lost ‘House, Senate, Presidency’
The Washington Post: Publix Grocery Stores heiress, funder of Jan. 6 rally, gave $150,000 to GOP attorneys general
Daily Kos: Trump is dividing the GOP against itself in ways Republicans couldn’t have imagined
Daily Kos: Delay in Oath Keepers’ conspiracy trial for Jan. 6 insurrection forced by growing pile of evidence
Daily Kos: Why 52% of Trump Supporters favor seceding from the Nation