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* I-5 flooding could be national security issue, cutting JBLM from many troops,
* WaPo: ‘Roe’ is dead. The Roberts Court’s ‘stench’ will live forever.
* Trump tested Covid positive a few days before Biden debate!

Screen shot:”Alt. Route to Olympia”
“If the stretch of Interstate 5 between Olympia and Tacoma closes, there are two veins of alternative routes traffic can take, both of which added hours of commute time during the DuPont derailment.” One is through Yelm. Credit: David Newcomb, McClatchy Newspapers

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

+ JOLT News: Army special ops training starts Friday, rrrrrruns two weeks – Plan to duck for low-flying ‘copters and tilt-rotor aircraft: Dec. 3-17, Lacey to Yelm

Thurston Climate Action Team (TCAT): The 12 Days of Giving – A Festival of Generosity to Celebrate Giving Tuesday here in Thurston County

+ Thurston Talk: Thurston Economic Development Councils Wants Shoppers To Get In the Spirit of the Season and Make an Extra Effort and Choice to Shop Local

+ The Olympian Special Report: A lifeline in Peril As I-5 chokes the Nisqually, tribe warns circle of life for salmon, orcas collapsing

The Olympian: I-5 flood catastrophe could be national security issue, cutting JBLM from many troops

+ The Olympian: They cut costs in the ’60s. Now part of I-5 faces flood danger or up to $4.2B to fix

Read more at: https://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article254324633.html#storylink=cpy

+ South Sound Business: Thurston Chamber Celebrates 2021 Boss of the Year Honorees – includes Port Commissioner-elect and Nisqually Tribe’s Bob Iyall, Medicine Creek Enterprise Corporation

+ The Olympian: Keep your decorated home safe this holiday season with these fire prevention tips – Christmas tree fires aren’t common but can be very serious, the National Fire Protection Association said.

*** VIRUS NEW FROM WEDNESDAY ***

CNBC: First U.S. omicron patient was fully vaccinated and has mild Covid symptoms, officials say

NBC News: Mutations on the spike proteins of the variant caught the attention of researchers who have been on the lookout for changes that could worsen the pandemic.

NBC News: Hospitals refused to prescribe ivermectin. Threats and lockdowns followed.

Reuters: Courts block two Biden administration COVID vaccine mandates – A federal judge in Louisiana on Tuesday issued a preliminary injunction halting President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for healthcare workers nationwide, and separately, a U.S. district judge in Kentucky issued a preliminary injunction blocking Biden’s mandate for federal contractors in three states.

National Vaccination Center: Efficacy of Pfizer’s COVID Biologic Estimated at 33 Percent

Cardiovascular Business: New data on the link between COVID-19 vaccines and myopericarditis, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Cardiology.

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

Slate: SCOTUS Will Gaslight Us Until the End – Oral arguments [Wednesday] made clear that this court will overturn Roe—and that they’ll insist on their own reasonableness the whole time.

The Washington Post Opinion: ‘Roe’ is dead. The Roberts Court’s ‘stench’ will live forever.

Salon: Georgia Rejects Record Number of Absentee Ballot Requests Under New Voting Laws [Ed. note: The fix IS in limiting Voting Rights, and soon, Abortion Rights!]

NBC News: GOP targets Wisconsin elections system, nonpartisan director – The battleground state is the latest front in the GOP’s national push to exert more control over elections amid Trump and his allies’ continued false election claims.

Reuters: U.S. screened 2.45 million air passengers Sunday, highest since early 2020

Associated Press: Stacey Abrams launches 2nd campaign for Georgia governor

*** TRUMP NEW FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The Guardian (UK): Trump tested positive for Covid few days before Biden debate, chief of staff says in new book – Mark Meadows makes stunning admission in new memoir obtained by Guardian, saying a second test returned negative [Ed. note: Are Trump sycophants starting to wake-up and speak the truth because they want a political future, and Trump “ain’t it!?]

NBC News: Trump’s border separations left children, parents with severe trauma, study finds

The Hill: Maxwell accuser says Epstein took her to meet Trump at Mar-A-Lago when she was 14

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