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* Yelm council to approve receipt of American Rescue Plan Act Funds,
* Biden Admin. offers WA. GOP Sec. of State Kim Wyman a post,
* Rolling Stone: Jan. 6 Protest Organizers say they met with members of Congress!

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, seen Sept. 15, 2020, in Olympia, reportedly has been offered a position in the Biden administration related to voter security, according to CNN. (Ted S. Warren / AP)

Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, seen Sept. 15, 2020, in Olympia, reportedly has been offered a position in the Biden administration related to voter security, according to CNN. Photo: Ted S. Warren, AP


+ City of Yelm: This evening, the city council will approve Resolution No. 621 to receive and utilize the American Rescue Plan Act Funds to invest in infrastructure, public safety, and COVID-19 mitigation efforts as authorized by the U.S. Treasury Department. 

 CNN: First on CNN: Biden administration expected to name WA. GOP official who challenged Trump’s lies to key election security role

+ The Seattle Times: Report: Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be named to Biden administration election-security post [Ed. Note: Wyman served as Thurston County Elections Director for nearly a decade and served three terms as the elected Thurston County Auditor (2001-2013).]

+ The Olympian: Eleven percent of the troopers working in Pierce and Thurston counties chose to leave the Washington State Patrol rather than be vaccinated, the second highest number of separated employees from the agency’s eight districts.

+ Thurston TalkGrammy Award-Winning Artist Melissa Etheridge Coming to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts – Pre-Sale October 26 at noon; General Public October 29 at noon

+ South Sound Business: Study: State Unemployment Claims 18 Percent Lower Than Pre-COVID Levels

+ The Seattle Times via The Washington Post: CDC director encourages kids to go outside on Halloween and ‘enjoy your trick-or-treating’

+ KING-5 TV (NBC Seattle): The National Weather Service (NWS) said the pressure hit a low of 942.5 millibars Sunday, which is the lowest pressure ever recorded off the Washington coast. The previous lowest pressure off our coast was in 1981 at 950 millibars.

+ The Center Square: Washington State Legislators Locked Out of Offices Over Vaccine Rule

+ McClatchy News: Ken Griffey Jr. purchases shares in Mariners franchise


McClatchy News: Democrats to Biden: Start pushing back more aggressively against Trump

CNBC: Tesla shares rise after Hertz says it will buy 100,000 electric vehicles

KING-5 TV: United Nations says 2020 Greenhouse gas concentrations at new record

McClatchy News: Some American workers are deciding to quit their jobs in defiance of what they consider intrusive vaccine mandates.

CNBC: Business groups ask White House to delay Biden Covid vaccine mandate until after the holidays


Rolling Stone: EXCLUSIVE – Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated in ‘Dozens’ of Planning Meetings With Members of Congress and White House Staff (included Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas). [Daily Kos: Two Jan. 6 rally organizers are talking, and congressional Republicans should be nervous]

Daily Kos: Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez Calls to Expel Members Who Aided January 6 Plot After Fiery Report

Daily Kos: ‘We are determined to make the fraud of 2020 the issue of the election,’ Michigan county GOP pledges

Daily Kos: Cowboys For Trump Founder Cuoy Griffin Turns on Trump. Griffin Is Mad He Was Arrested For Jan 6th.

MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show: As Dems focus on Manchin, GOP ensures coup that failed doesn’t in 2024

CNN Politics: First on CNN: Biden White House rejects more executive privilege claims by Trump

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  1. Jan. 6 Protest Organizers Say They Participated - If true and the evidence proves, then "hang 'em high."

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