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Last day of 2021’s news report:
* Amanda Gorman writes end-of-year poem, ‘New Day’s Lyric’,
* DOJ awards $8.5+ million to Western WA. for justice, youth programs,
* Pelosi to commemorate January 6 anniversary at US Capitol!

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“Amanda Gorman writes end-of-year poem, ‘New Day’s Lyric’”
“American poet Amanda Gorman reads a poem during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.” Credit: Patrick Semansky AP, via The Olympian

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

+ The Olympian: Area mayors will gather for Thurston County Chamber of Commerce event Jan. 12, including Yelm Mayor Joe DePinto

+ JOLT News: Local elected officials sworn in yesterday in second-ever online ceremony included Yelm council members Joshua Crossman and Brian Hess. County Auditor Mary Hall told officials that “Local government is the closest government to the people, and the decisions you make have the greatest impact on the lives of your neighbors.”

+ Seattle P-I: Pacific Northwest flight impacts on Alaska Airlines this week

+ The Olympian: Lt. Gov. Denny Heck to address Lacey South Sound Chamber Jan. 5 – He plans to give a “state of the state” address and preview the upcoming Legislative session.

+ McClatchy Newspapers: DOJ awards more than $8.5 million to Western Washington Tribes for justice, youth programs

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

The Washington Post: Omicron spiking, but hospitalizations ‘comparatively low,’ CDC director says

The Washington Post: First they ran short of PPE, then ventilators. Now, the shortage is hospital staff. ‘Our absences are through the roof’: Hospitals face a depleted, exhausted workforce amid omicron surge

The Washington Post Opinion: The omicron surge could be the worst public health challenge of our lifetimes [Ed. note: the numbers of people testing positive, vaxxed and unvaxxed, and having to quarantine for 5 or 10 days will cause disruptions in every aspect of our lives.]

CNBC: CDC urges all travelers, regardless of vaccination status, to avoid cruising

Truthout: Delta Cuts Paid Sick Leave for Workers With COVID After Lobbying for CDC Change

*** NATIONAL/WORLD NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘You feel the urgency’: NYT looks back at the Year in Pictures

CNN: Pelosi announces plans to commemorate January 6 anniversary at US Capitol

The Daily Caller: Federal Judges Order Unsealing Of Epstein Docs From 2009 [Ed. note: Yikes for many including Prince Andrew!]

MSNBC Opinion: Biden can’t crack the one thing Trump was actually good at as president

USA Today: Over 1,000 flight cancellations Thursday: Are cancellations, delays the new normal this winter?

Daily Kos: The ‘Doomsday’ glacier could shatter and send sea levels rising in just five years’ time

Daily Kos: Kevin ‘Who the F— Do You Think You Are Talking To’ McCarthy may be next on Jan. 6 request list

MSNBC’s The Reidout Blog: In court, the Proud Boys got a painful civics lesson they won’t soon forget

The Washington Post Opinion: White supremacists are using an old playbook but so are the lawyers fighting them – the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, intended to prevent the efforts by the KKK and other white-supremacist actors to effectively re-enslave Black people.

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***

Truthout: Trump Sues January 6 House Committee Because It Might Find Trump Wrongdoing

Reuters: Jan. 6 panel urges U.S. high court to deny Trump bid to shield records

Truthout: Even With Trump Out of Office, the Far Right Continued to Mobilize in 2021

Newsweek: Steve Bannon Confronts Mike Lindell Over Trump-Appointed Judges Ruling Against Him

Politico: Roger Stone is selling a Trump autograph NFT to pay his legal bills

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