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* Biden admin. orders release of nearly 1,500 classified JFK files,
* Yelm girls varsity wrestling linked to WA. Omicron cases,
* Jordan texted Meadows to argue Pence could block election certification!

In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas.
JFK, Jackie Kennedy moments before the President’s assassination, Nov. 22, 1963.
“Biden administration orders release of nearly 1,500 classified files”
Credit: © Jim Altgens, AP

+ USA Today: JFK documents: Biden administration orders release of nearly 1,500 classified files

*** 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.

+ NVN: Yelm to Seek Bids for Water Reclamation Facility This Spring – Construction of the Facility Could Wrap Up as Early as December 2022

+ NVN: Yelm Community Schools is down about 225 kids from its budgeted enrollment amount, which could cost the district upwards of $2 million between January and June.

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

KING-5 TV: Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge connected to George Floyd’s murder

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.

CNBC: ‘We’re heartbroken. We’re overwhelmed’ — U.S. hospitals grapple with delta outbreak as omicron takes root

McClatchy Newspapers: ‘Virtually every’ COVID omicron case at NY’s Cornell University was in fully vaccinated, official says

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

CBS News: Jordan texted Meadows to argue Pence could block election certification

Talking Points Memo: The Federalist Outs Jordan As Meadows Texter While Clumsily Trying To Defend Him

Daily Kos: Federal judge says Trump is ‘wrong on the law’ in tax return fight, but Trump will appeal ruling

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.

Daily Kos: There was voter fraud in 2020! It was committed by Republicans living in a Florida senior community

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

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