*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ US National Weather Service: Flood Watch through Saturday with threat of landslides
+ Lake Lawrence Holiday Bazaar: Today and tomorrow at the Lake Lawrence Community Club, 9.30am to 5.30pm
+ Associated Press: Tree DNA helped convict a Washington State timber thief after a fire. He faces up to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of selling the trees to a mill in the city of Tumwater.
+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Washington State Parks Announces 2022 Free Days
+ Associated Press: Boeing agrees to settle with Ethiopia 737 Max crash victims
+ Tri-City Herald: WA astronaut is 601st person in space. She’s headed to international station
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Washington Post: Several dozen of those charged with storming the U.S. Capitol explicitly prepared for violence in the effort to thwart Congress’s confirmation of Joe Biden’s election that day, according to court records.
Washington Post Opinion by Mitch Daniels: The Biden administration’s ‘workarounds’ damage the machinery of democracy – Eschewing “working around” and returning to “working within” would be a step back toward the comity, community and public confidence we now see so little of.
Edward Snowden: It is my belief that market forces, democratic decline, and a toxic obsession with “national security”—a euphemism for state supremacy—are drawing the US and China to meet in the middle: a common extreme.
More Than Our Crimes by Rob Barton (with Pam Bailey): Let’s Be Honest: In America, Some Lives Matter More Than Others – “The conditions in the D.C. jail complex are headline news these days, and I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around it. Don’t get me wrong; I’m glad any time the conditions of incarceration finally get pubic attention. But the fact that this attention only came because of the complaints of a group of conservative whites thrown into jail for storming our Capitol is so…depressingly predictable.” [Ed. note: Very compelling piece that deserves to be read by everyone!]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***