BREAKING NEWS: NBC News: Longtime anchor Brian Williams leaving NBC after 28 years – Williams will sign off at the end of the year with “28 years, 38 countries, 8 Olympic games, 7 presidential elections, half a dozen presidents, a few wars and one SNL” under his belt.
Click here for Brian Williams announcing his departure.
*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ The Olympian: South Thurston areas diversified over the last decade, census data show – The population of people who identify as two more races in Yelm increased by 188.4% (938) to 1,436. Meanwhile, the population of whites alone increased by just 36% (2,009) to 7,594.
+ South Sound Business: New listings of homes in Thurston County in October were largely flat, while prices rose 20%
+ KING-5 TV: International flights returning to Sea-Tac as US lifts foreign travel restrictions – Sea-Tac Airport had 42 international flights pre-pandemic. The airport now has 30, including some new destinations.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Israel escalates surveillance of Palestinians with facial recognition program in West Bank [Edward Snowden responded: “I once warned that the architecture of oppression was near. It has arrived.”
The Washington Post: Renewable energy in the U.S. nearly quadrupled in the past decade, report finds
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
NBC News: Judge denies Trump emergency motion to shield records sought by Jan. 6 committee – The National Archives is expected to send documents to the committee investigating Jan. 6 on Friday despite Trump’s attempt to assert executive privilege.
The Washington Post via MSN: A year later, an obviously illegal campaign stunt is determined to have been illegal
MSNBC Opinion by Joyce Vance: Steve Bannon’s subpoena case is taking longer than we want it to. That’s a good thing. Steve Bannon’s potential indictment is taking a while to materialize. That just means our justice system is working.
The Guardian (UK) via MSN: Trump ‘throws sand’ in gears of Capitol attack inquiry amid legal setbacks – “He is behaving now as he long behaved as a real estate investor and builder in the high stakes and often vicious world of New York commercial real estate. “When the same tactics are employed in national politics, the victims are democracy and the nation,” said Stephen Gillers, a law professor at New York University.
MSNBC The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell: Jennifer Gosar, sister of GOP Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, excoriated her own brother for a social media post including a photoshopped video depicting Gosar assassinating Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and threatening Pres. Joe Biden.