*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
+ The Olympian: WA revamps COVID safety rules for schools’ indoor, high-contact sports after outbreaks – An estimated 200 cases now tied to events in early December
+ KING-5 TV: Gov. Inslee calls for increased spending thanks to improving economy, federal aid – In his supplemental budget proposal for 2022, Inslee unveiled plans Thursday for more than $4 billion in requests for increased spending.
+ Daily Mail (UK): America’s new boomtowns revealed: Six cities in Northwest among top 10
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
The Washington Post: Children exposed to covid can safely stay in class with in-school testing, CDC says
The Washington Post: As the omicron variant threatens to wipe out monoclonal antibodies, the U.S. is saving up one that will still work – Sotrovimab, a treatment from Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline, is expected to remain effective against omicron
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC): New data released from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) showed a total of 965,843 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines, including a total of 20,244 reports of deaths.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
Washington Examiner: 3 Retired generals urge Pentagon to take steps to avert ‘civil war’ after 2024 election
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***
MSNBC’s The Reidout: Self-proclaimed rich man Donald Trump turns GOP into his personal piggy bank – The Republican National Committee has reportedly agreed to pay up to $1.6 million to help the former president fight investigations into his businesses. The Washington Post reported Thursday that the Republican National Committee agreed this summer to pay up to $1.6 million to help Trump — a self-proclaimed rich man — fight investigations into conduct that largely preceded his time in office. The New York Times confirmed the report later Thursday.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: Forbes editor appears before grand jury investigating Trump over 2015 cover story
MSNBC’s The Mehdi Hasan Show: Trump still profiting from presidency -Trump family expert and Pulitzer prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston is out with a new book delving into how much the former president and his family cost American taxpayers.