*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The Seattle Times: Omicron variant among dozens of COVID cases linked to Washington state high-school wrestling tournaments – including Yelm girls varsity in Yelm
+ City of Yelm: Seeking qualified applicants for council Position No. 2 and Position No. 6 to fill the remainder of these terms which end in 2023. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 3, 2022, at 5:00 PM. We encourage everyone to apply who is a resident of the City of Yelm and registered to vote.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
McClatchy Newspapers: Fewer Americans than ever are Christian as more say they have no religion, poll finds
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Vaccine holdouts in U.S. military approach 40,000 [3% of soldiers] even as omicron variant fuels call for boosters – military analysts have characterized the number of refusals and holdouts as a troubling indicator in a rigid, top-down culture where decision-making often is predicated on the understanding that the troops will do as they are told.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Talking Points Memo: The Federalist Outs Jordan As Meadows Texter While Clumsily Trying To Defend Him
NBC News Opinion: Julian Assange extradition could mean even more legal trouble for Donald Trump – The WikiLeaks founder could say how much Trump knew about Russian election interference.
McClatchy Newspapers: Far too little vote fraud to tip election to Trump– The Associated Press in the six battleground states disputed by former President Donald Trump has found fewer than 475 cases of potential voter fraud