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* Thurston’s COVID-19 cases decrease,
* Nearly 40% of TSA workers are unvaxxed before Nov. deadline,
* Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA.) ] casts Trump as destined to lose 2024 nomination!

“Thurston County Sees Decrease of More Than 100 Week-Over-Week COVID Cases”
Credit: Thurston County public Health and Social Services, via the NVN

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

Posted by Steve on October 18, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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2 comments

  1. covid 19 we must not forget that it took over 16 months for thurston county to hit 100 deaths (july 21) it took less than 3months (OCT 8) to more than double that and the weekly case load is averaging 1 1/2 times what it was summer of 2020.

    Comment by john marley on October 18, 2021 at 2:11 pm

  2. Republican senator [Bill Cassidy (R-LA.) ] A crack in Jericho’s wall?

    Comment by Carlos Perez on October 18, 2021 at 10:13 pm

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