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* Rainier High’s Jesse Nubbe wins area’s Sports Star of the Year Award,
* Providence expands visitations due to lower COVID-19 hospitalizations,
* U.S. listed as a ‘Backsliding Democracy” for 1st time!

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Jesse Nubbe Wins Boys Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission’s Sports Star of the Year Award
Pictured: Rainier High’s Jesse Nubbe with his mother after he signed signed with the University of Texas.
Credit: NVN

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

+ NVN: In response to lower COVID-19 hospitalizations at the facility and an ample supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Providence has expanded its visitation policies at facilities in Southwest Washington.

+ Thurston Talk: Support for Students and Families Is Center Focus for Yelm Community Schools

+ NVN: Rainier High’s Jesse Nubbe Wins Boys Olympia & Beyond Sports Commission’s Sports Star of the Year Award

+ AARP: 15 Major Retailers That Are Closed on Thanksgiving – But you can order online anytime, and most stores open early for Black Friday

+ Thurston Talk: Shop Local with Pacific Northwest Inspired Gifts in Pierce County

+ NVN: Nisqually Rez Mart to Move into New Facility Next Year

+ South Sound Business: Products with Purpose Alaffia is the name of Tchala’s Olympia-based hygiene care company

+ NVN: Bob Iyall Becomes Nisqually Tribal Member of Highest Elected Position

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

The Guardian (UK): [Australia’s Northern Territory] NT communities of Binjari and Rockhole in hard lockdown as Covid outbreak expected to worsen – Australian defence force called in to help with transferring positive cases and close contacts

Associated Press: Protests erupt over virus rules in Austria, Italy, Croatia

U.S. Dept. of Labor: The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is suspending implementation and enforcement of its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for organizations with 100 or more employees. The federal court ordered OSHA “take no steps to implement or enforce” the mandate “until further court order.”

Associated Press: Official: More than 90% of fed workers got shots by deadline [Ed. note: That means 350,000 of 3,500,000 did not!]

National Vaccine Information Center: Found 2,620 cases where the Vaccine is COVID19 and there was vaccine exposure during pregnancy, the pregnant patient miscarried, reported Nov. 12th (“The non-profit National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is an independent clearinghouse for information on diseases and vaccine science, policy, law and the ethical principle of informed consent.”)

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

Forbes: U.S. Named A ‘Backsliding Democracy’ For The First Time On European Think Tank’s Annual List

The Wrap: 2 Longtime Fox News Contributors Resign Over Tucker Carlson’s Capitol Riot Special

USA Today: Kevin McCarthy said if Republicans retake House, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar may get ‘better’ committee assignments

KING-5 TV: Pope to young people: We need you to protect environment

NBC News: ‘An invisible hazard’: Warming cities hire chief heat officers to tackle growing threat – Los Angeles joins Phoenix and Miami-Dade County in Florida in creating roles to center the risks of extreme heat.

NBC News: Cuomo’s conduct while in office was ‘extremely disturbing,’ N.Y. Assembly finds – The report concluded Cuomo used state employees to produce his book and downplayed Covid nursing home deaths. It also found “overwhelming” evidence for sexual harassment allegations against him.

The Washington Post: N.Y. Assembly report finds ‘overwhelming evidence’ Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment, used state resources for memoir

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

NBC News: Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Alex Jones, Roger Stone and other Trump allies – The committee’s new batch of subpoenas is in connection with a rally held near the Capitol shortly before a pro-Trump mob stormed the building in early January.

The Washington Post: RNC agrees to pay some of Trump’s legal bills in N.Y. criminal investigation

Associated Press: Michael Cohen ends prison term after Trump-related crimes

Bloomberg: Trump’s former fixer [Michael Cohen] is unleashed, and ready to make money [“I make this promise: I may have been prosecuted — and right now I am the only one (Trump confidants imprisoned) — but I will not be the only one at the end,” he said during an appearance on CNN Newsroom.]

The Washington Post: N.Y. prosecutors set sights on new Trump target: Widely different valuations on the same properties

Dallas Morning News: ‘Undeniably a cult’: Fringe QAnon group remains in Dallas, awaiting JFK Jr’s arrival – on the 58th anniversary of his father’s death

Posted by Steve on November 23, 2021 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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