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- Editor’s note: I received many solicitations from Yelm area readers to join in this campaign, yet upon reading the Board of Health agenda vs. the multiple e-mails of the seemingly misinformed, something was clearly amiss. The first three stories below described the facts:
+ The Olympian: FACT FOCUS: Washington state isn’t changing quarantine rules – A Washington State Board of Health meeting on Wednesday became the topic of a nationwide misinformation campaign as social media users, political hopefuls and conservative pundits pushed false claims that the meeting would include a vote to force unvaccinated residents into COVID-19 quarantine camps.
+ The Olympian: Port of Olympia Commissioner Amy Evans, one of two new faces to join the commission this year, heard conflict of interest accusations during her first regular commission meeting on Wednesday.
- Ed. note: Other county jurisdictions are forced to take conflicts of interest seriously. When will Yelm’s council understand and acknowledge conflicts of interest here?
+ KING-5 TV: Inslee pauses non-urgent medical procedures, deploys National Guard to Washington hospitals Inslee is also dedicating resources to make it easier to discharge patients to long-term care facilities and asking retired healthcare workers to temporarily return.
+ Office of the Governor: Inslee prioritizes poverty reduction efforts
+ Thurston County Elections: Offering Observer Training ahead of February Special Election
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The Washington Post: The past seven years have been the hottest in recorded history, new data shows
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The Defender: What Did Fauci Know … and When Did He Know It? Two members of Congress this week called for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to produce the transcript of a conference call between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins during which the two discussed possible origins of COVID-19.
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