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* Help Yelm students pay for college – Taste of the Prairie,
* What rank is Yelm’s zip code for county’s COVID cases,
* AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood!

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Credit: Yelm Dollars for Scholars News

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

+ Thurston Talk: Thurston County Environmental Health Provides Free Water Testing for Flood Effected Wells (pick-up locations include Yelm Public Works)

+ Shop for Yelm Scholars: Helping Yelm students pay for college is as easy as grabbing groceries! Just do your shopping at Yelm Grocery Outlet on January 18th & 25th. Grocery Outlet will be donating a percentage of the proceeds those days to Dollars for Scholars. Want a night out? Head over to Red Lantern on January 18th! They will be donating a portion of their proceeds to Yelm Dollars for Scholars.

+ The Olympian: Coming in at fourth, the ZIP code that includes Yelm, 98597, had a high case count relative to its 25,711 population.

+ JOLT News: The #BettyWhiteChallenge highlights the growth of animal philanthropy and the role of rescues

+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): While the Washington coastline saw minimal impacts from tremors Saturday, it was a reminder of past Pacific tsunamis and the potential future Cascadia quakes 

+ Business Insider: People who study the origins of civil wars see ‘indicators’ the US is on the brink of conflict, Yale historian says

+ Thurston Talk: Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in Olympia and Throughout Thurston County

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

Associated Press: Let the challenges begin! Time for contesting census is here

Associated Press: By the numbers: Stats that tell story of Biden’s first year…Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office. But numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks

The New York Times Opinion via Continuity News: America Is Falling Apart at the Seams

MSNBC Opinions: Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s North Carolina re-election test case – One way or the other, the legal challenge to Cawthorn’s 2022 candidacy could therefore have enormous implications

CNBC: Walmart is quietly preparing to enter the metaverse

CNBC: Major U.S. airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

McClatchy Newspapers: Celine Dion cancels twice-rescheduled March Tacoma Dome concert, citing health concerns

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

Daily Telegraph (NZ): ‘They killed my boy!!!!’: Aussie boy dead after COVID jab – Facebook remove dad’s posts

Associated Press: COVID deaths and cases are rising again at US nursing homes

McClatchy Newspapers: Israel study: 4th vaccine shows limited results with omicron

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***

Business Insider: Yale history professor Timothy Snyder told Insider he fears American democracy may not survive another Trump campaign

Associated Press: AP FACT CHECK: Trump seeds race animus with COVID falsehood – Donald Trump is making unsupported claims that white people are being denied COVID-19 vaccines and treatments because of their race. [Ed. note: He needs his base to have a grievance against an enemy he concocts! Authoritarian Playbook 101]

The New York Times via Yahoo! News: Trump’s COVID and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally last Saturday

Daily Kos: Trump Openly Explains How He Plans to Steal the Next Election in Video Message to Republican Group

The New York Times via Yahoo! News: Trump’s COVID and Election Falsehoods at Arizona Rally last Saturday

Truthout: Even After Release, Guantánamo Survivors Live Under Surveillance and in Anguish [Ed. note: The U.S. is responsible for this tragedy!]

The Washington Post: The Biden administration on Friday forced out Darren Beattie, who was a member of the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad, along with six other members appointed by Trump.

The Washington Post: DirecTV says it will sever ties with far-right network One America News

Posted by Steve on January 18, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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