*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ The Olympian: 5-7 inches of snow so far in the Olympia area, and more is on the way, forecaster says – Snowy and icy conditions will persist throughout the week, according to the National Weather Service in Seattle.
+ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Record COVID-19 infections reported in Washington’s King County
+ The Spokesman-Review (Spokane): Almost 9 years after first elected, Inslee reflects on his focus for third term – the COVID-19 pandemic
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
NBC News: CDC shortens Covid isolation period to 5 days for people without symptoms – The agency attributed the change to growing evidence that the virus is most infectious in the two or three days after symptoms arise.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
MSNBC’s The Reidout: Men accused of plotting to kidnap Michigan gov. have new creative defense – Defense attorneys claimed a plan to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was actually initiated by the government.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
Daily Beast via Yahoo!: Trump Advisor Peter Navarro Lays Out How He and Bannon Planned to Overturn Biden’s Electoral Win
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Trump loudly praised Covid vaccines — so Alex Jones called him a dirty liar
NBC News: Trump’s 2020 fixation is putting him at odds with some of his biggest fans – Anger over the election animated local GOP chapters in tangible ways this year. Now, some see issues like inflation and education as being of greater interest.
NBC News: Trump spokesman sues Jan. 6 panel over access to financial records – Taylor Budowich said he complied with the committee’s subpoena by providing about four hours of sworn testimony and 1,700 pages of documents.
The Washington Post via MSN: Thompson says Jan. 6 committee focused on Trump’s hours of silence during attack, weighing criminal referrals