*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ Thurston Talk: Fay Fuller: Yelm School Teacher First Woman to Summit Mount Rainier in 1890
+ KCPQ-13 TV: Person trapped climbing through Yelm Walmart parking lot wall, rescued by fire crew
+ The Olympian: Here are tips for gardening indoors during the dark Western Washington winter – Did you know many houseplants thrive on indoor lighting alone?
+ Bloomberg: Boeing Signals Optimism on Resolving Dreamliner, Max Issues
+ Thurston Talk: Puget Sound Energy Request for New Resources Draws Nearly 100 Proposals
+ The Weather Channel: The partial lunar eclipse late Thursday into Friday will be the longest one in centuries and it will last for nearly 3 and a half hours.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Los Angeles Times: CDC shifts pandemic goals away from reaching herd immunity
The Washington Post: Oklahoma National Guard rejects Pentagon’s coronavirus vaccine mandate
WSJ: Vaccine-Mandate Debate Makes It to Top Federal Research Agency – The NIH, where Dr. Anthony Fauci works, has scheduled a seminar on the ethics of mandates, featuring a senior researcher who is pushing back
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
CNBC: Workers quit jobs in record numbers as consumer sentiment hits 10-year low
The New York Times: How the U.S. Hid an Airstrike That Killed Dozens of Civilians in Syria – “The battle at Baghuz  represented the end of a nearly five-year United States-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and was a foreign policy triumph for President Donald J. Trump.” “At nearly every step, the military sought to conceal an air strike in Syria in 2019. The death toll was downplayed. Reports were delayed and classified. U.S.- led allies bulldozed the blast site. Top leaders were not notified.”
Business Insider: Pope Francis thanked journalists for not allowing the Church to ‘sweep’ sexual abuse scandals ‘under the carpet’
The New York Times Morning Report: With the bang of a gavel at the COP26 summit in Glasgow, diplomats struck an agreement that called on governments to return next year with stronger plans to curb emissions. The agreement states clearly that all nations will need to slash their carbon dioxide emissions nearly in half this decade to hold warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. [Ed. note: COP26 was too weak. Very little committed action.]
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
Reuters: Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Zervos abruptly ends lawsuit against Donald Trump – Zervos’s attorneys said in a statement that she “no longer wishes to litigate against the defendant and has secured the right to speak freely about her experience.”
Forbes: Judge Tosses Out Michael Cohen’s Bid For Trump Organization To Pay His Legal Bills
Newsweek: Steve Bannon Predicts Constitutional Crisis as He’s Indicted: ‘Suck on This’
MSNBC Rachel Maddow: Bannon indictment not certain to produce testimony Jan. 6 Committee is after
Politico Opinion: Steve Bannon’s Contempt Indictment Isn’t All that Trump Foes Think It Is [Ed. note: I totally agree. Bannon will be successful in circumnavigating cooperation.]
Newsweek: GOP Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming Breaks With Trump on ‘Hang Mike Pence’ Chants Being ‘Common Sense’
CNN: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (R-Ohio) on Donald Trump: ‘The cold hard truth is Donald Trump led us into a ditch on January 6’
Newsweek: Republicans Saying Trump Likely to Be Reinstated by Year’s End Jumps to 28 Percent
Daily Kos: New documents show how Trump silenced scientists, gutted guidelines, and hid facts from the public
Newsweek: House Dem Slams Jim Jordan’s Threat to Biden Officials: He Doesn’t ‘Understand Exec Privilege’ – “Jordan, a close congressional ally of Trump, suggested Friday that Republicans will force Biden officials to testify if Republicans take the House in 2022.”
MSNBC’s Velshi: Even “Q” Is Disavowing Some of QAnon’s Fringe Conspiracy Theories
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