*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Greyhound to begin service out of Olympia Transit Center starting Jan. 15 – The service will provide regional and national bus travel options for South Puget Sound residents.
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Thurston County Superior Court extends jury trial suspension at least a month – Officials cited a surge in COVID-19 cases as the reason.
+ McClatchy Newspapers: ‘We need action’ Gov. Inslee says in annual State of the State address – encouraging legislators to address homelessness, poverty, climate change, salmon recovery and transportation.
+ Daily Mail (UK) via MSN: FAA orders ‘full ground stop’ at ALL west coast airports Monday in the wake of a North Korea missile firing.
+ NBC News: U.S. issues ‘Do Not Travel’ warning for Canada amid Covid rise – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention deemed Canada “very high” risk for travel on Monday as the State Department issued a “Level Four” warning. “Even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants (in Canada),” the CDC says.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
McClatchy Newspapers: US Mint begins shipping quarters honoring poet Maya Angelou
Investment Watch Blog: “Starting January 15th, 2022, truckers must show a proof of vaccine to cross the Canada/US borders. Since March 2020, drivers were considered “essential”. They could cross the border without a covid test or the vaccine. Under Biden/Trudeau administration, this is about to change” – 22 000 truckers are about to lose their job. But this estimate is from the Canadian Trucking Association. The Private Motor Truck Council of Canada (PMTC) estimated this number closer to 31 000 truckers.
The Washington Post: Four reasons you’re seeing empty grocery store shelves – The omicron surge, extreme weather and record December sales are among the reasons that toilet paper aisle is looking shaky again.
Clay Aiken for Congress (D-NC): Remember Clay Aiken 20 years ago on American Idol? He’s now a podcast host and political activist running for Congress in his home state, NC, to become the first gay member from NC.