*** REGIONAL NEW FROM THURSDAY ***
+ From the Office of Governor Jay Inslee:
Inslee statement on federal disaster declaration
Inslee flag directive to commemorate the insurrection on the U.S. Capitol
Inslee statement on efforts to stop violence fueled by election lies – Inslee: Election result lies from officials should be crime
+ The Olympian: Need a COVID test? Thurston County opens new free mass-testing site – The county opened the new site in response to increased demand for testing.
+ McClatchy Newspapers: ‘We cannot close.’ Washington hospitals edge closer to the brink as COVID cases surge – Health officials say hospitals are “closer than we’ve ever been” to crisis standards of care.
+ The Olympian: Thousands of US troops defy COVID-19 vaccine order – Roughly 30,000 active-duty service members remain unvaccinated against COVID-19, despite a DoD mandate issued in August and deadlines that have passed.
*** VIRUS NEW FROM THURSDAY ***
The Olympian: CDC says it won’t change definition of fully vaccinated to include boosters. Here’s why
*** NATIONAL NEW FROM THURSDAY ***
NBC News TODAY: Biden lays out Trump‘s ‘3 big lies’ in address to nation on Jan. 6 anniversary
New Yorker: Is a Civil War Ahead? A year after the attack on the Capitol, America is suspended between democracy and autocracy.
Business Insider: A January 6 defendant wanted to vacation in Jamaica. A federal judge just gave an emphatic no.
Daily Kos: In the year since Jan. 6, America’s radical right has hardened into an anti-democratic insurgency
The Washington Post Opinion by Joe Scarborough: The false prophets who inspired the violence on Jan. 6
MSNBC Opinions by Frank Figliuzzi: I helped run counterintelligence at the FBI. Here’s how I’d prevent another Jan 6.
*** TRUMP NEW FROM THURSDAY ***
Truthout: Grisham Says Trump “Gleefully” Watched as Loyalists Attacked Capitol a Year Ago
Daily Kos: [Arizona’s] Maricopa County issues report on Cyber Ninjas’ audit. No surprise: Everything was wrong!
MSNBC News Opinion: January 6 Capitol riot a reminder that Trump used humor as a weapon – Donald Trump wanted to be both jester and king — and reshaped America in the process.
MSNBC Opinion by Charlie Sykes: How these new Sean Hannity texts expose Trump’s madness
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