*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ The Bellingham Herald: ‘Welcome back Canadian friends’ — U.S. reopens border after 597 days of COVID closure
+ Yelm Chamber of Commerce: Hosting state Rep. Andrew Barkis (R-Olympia) with a Legislative Update and 2022 Outlook. [Ed.note: Interesting that there is no public forum for his constituents! Why not?]
+ The Seattle Times: Mountain Passes Get First Substantial Snow of the Year, With More to Come
+ Prestige Senior Living (Rosemont): Free Webinar on Caring for Aging Loved Ones Nov. 16th: “Caring for the Caregiver; How to Find Your Ground, Even When You Feel Lost”
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE MONDAY ***
McClatchy News: Average US price of gas jumps by 5 cents over past 2 weeks, to $3.49 per gallon.
The Washington Post Opinion: More countries are taking Americans hostage. The U.S. is losing its ability to stop it. If the United States wants to send a message that foreign governments cannot hold Americans for diplomatic leverage, it might have to reckon with its own record on torture, rendition and the indefinite detention of foreign nationals.
Truthout: Democrats’ Failure to Effectively Champion Voting Rights May Cost Them in 2022
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The Points Guy: It’s getting harder to travel if you’re not vaccinated
Lerner Research Institute News: Cleveland Clinic Researchers Use “Big Data” Approach to Identify Melatonin as Possible COVID-19 Treatment – Dr. Cheng and colleagues developed a network medicine strategy to predict disease manifestations associated with COVID-19 and find existing drugs with the potential to be effective COVID-19 treatments.
The Lancet: Effects of adding L-arginine orally to standard therapy in patients with COVID-19: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group trial. Results of the first interim analysis [Ed. note: Melatonin and L-arginine are available over-the-counter and without a prescription, as well!]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
CBS News: House January 6 committee subpoenas Trump campaign leadership and associates
MSNBC Opinion by Frank Figliuzzi: How Trump steered America’s police straight into the Oath Keepers – How did radical, even violent, extremism infiltrate the ranks of police departments across the country?
The Washington Post via MSN: Mitch McConnell spent decades chasing power. Now he heeds Trump, who mocks him and wants him gone.
The Telegraph (UK): Is Kamala Harris’ vanishing act by choice or at the behest of Biden’s advisers?
NBC News: The question isn’t when Trump will start campaigning. It’s whether he’ll stop. Analysis: The former president is is making all of the moves of a candidate — and with far more capacity to command national attention than any other potential GOP 2024 hopeful.
MSNBC: “Four Seasons Total Documentary” tells the real story behind Rudy Giuliani’s infamous press conference at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in November 2020, delivered just as the presidential election was being called for Joe Biden.
Love Money via MSN: 16 major headaches Trump is facing right now
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