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* Rep. Jolene Unsoeld passed, represented our area in Congress,
* World Aids Day is today – 40 years after the 1st reports of HIV/AIDS,
* I-5 closed in Tacoma several nights in December – plan ahead!

https://www.theolympian.com/opinion/editorials/c0yfsg/picture228003789/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/IMG_Jolene_John-Hughes_10_1_SR95H797_L251549319.JPG
Jolene Unsoeld in 2016.
Courtesy of John Hughes via The Olympian

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***

The Olympian: Jolene Unsoeld, who represented Olympia area in legislature and Congress, is dead at 89 [Ed. note: I for fortunate to get to know Rep. Unsoeld when in the state legislature in the late 1980s, and Congress in the early 1990s, as we shared a mutual interest in environmental issues and advocating for our county. Blessings to her family. R.I.P. Jolene!]

WSDOT: Plan ahead for early December overnight closures of I-5 in Tacoma beginning this Thursday night

KIRO-7 TV: Seattle area sets new record for wettest fall season

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***

The Lancet: The epidemiological relevance of the COVID-19-vaccinated population is increasing – “High COVID-19 vaccination rates were expected to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in populations by reducing the number of possible sources for transmission and thereby to reduce the burden of COVID-19 disease. Recent data, however, indicate that the epidemiological relevance of COVID-19 vaccinated individuals is increasing.”

American Heart Assn. Journals: Abstract 10712: Mrna COVID Vaccines Dramatically Increase Endothelial Inflammatory Markers and ACS Risk as Measured by the PULS Cardiac Test: a Warning

National Vaccine Information Center: VAERS data released Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention included a total of 913,268 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 19,249 deaths between Dec. 14, 2020, and Nov. 19, 2021.

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***

FOX News: Pence asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe: ‘Nothing has been more destabilizing in our society’ than abortion [Ed. note: Why are White Christian Males in legislative roles so passionate about using government to restrict a woman’s rights to do with her body as she pleases?]

CNBC: A Harvard nutritionist and brain expert says she avoids these 5 foods that ‘weaken memory and focus’

NBC News: Ahmaud Arbery trial shines a light on prosecutorial misconduct -A grand jury has indicted Jackie Johnson, the first prosecutor presented with the crime committed by Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan.

McClatchy Newspapers: Americans lost millions in scams last year. Here are tips on avoiding a holiday ripoff – These are the scams to look out for this year. And remember: if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

amfAR: World Aids Day is today – 40 years after the first reports of HIV/AIDS, let’s dedicate this important day by honoring all those we’ve lost and pushing forward to a cure.

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***

NBC News: Former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows cooperating with Jan. 6 probe

CNN: Trump’s attempt to rewrite history just took a big hit

The Washington Post Opinion (excerpt): Trump’s coverup of his Jan. 6 corruption takes an ominous new turn

The Atlantic: It Wasn’t a Hoax! If Donald Trump had been supported only by people who affirmatively liked him, his attack on American democracy would never have gotten as far as it did. Instead, at almost every turn, Trump was helped by people who had little liking for him as a human being or politician, but assessed that he could be useful for purposes of their own. The latest example: the suddenly red-hot media campaign to endorse Trump’s fantasy that he was the victim of a “Russia hoax.”

Daily Kos: Q-Nut Pens Open Letter To Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Vladimir Putin, Michael Flynn, And John-John…

Mediaite: Trump Stopped Receiving Intel Briefings Entirely For the Last Month of His Presidency

NBC News: Appeals court appears skeptical of Trump’s effort to keep documents from Jan. 6 committee

NBC News: Capitol riot ‘QAnon Shaman’ files appeal of plea and 41-month prison sentence

Forbes: Sidney Powell’s Fundraising Groups Reportedly Subpoenaed As Part Of Criminal Investigation

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