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* Meet Ezra Jacob Newton, 1st 2022 baby in Thurston,
* New 2022 hours at Timberland Regional Libraries,
* DOH: The Olympian: COVID-19 case numbers explode in WA!

First baby of 2022 in Thurston County: Ezra Jacob Newton was born at 3:25 a.m. on January 1, 2022. Credit: Adam Newton via JOLT News


+ JOLT News: First baby of 2022 has already made his first wish known

+ The Olympian: Thurston County courts suspend jury trials as COVID-19 cases rise again

+ KING-5 TV: These new Washington laws went into effect on Jan. 1 – You’ll have to ask for utensils in the new year, the minimum wage increased to $14, people with felonies will have their voting rights restored and other changes.

+ The Olympian: New year brings new hours at Timberland Regional Libraries including Yelm

+ JOLT News: Lt. Gov. Denny Heck’s new book – Sausage: Pulling Back the Curtain on Congress, America’s Board of Directors

+ South Sound Business: Touting Tourism in the South Sound

+ The Olympian: Taxpayers paid for Tri-Cities lawmaker’s trip to controversial ‘stop the steal’ conference hosted by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

+ Associated Press: WA House returns to mostly remote session amid COVID spike


The Olympian: COVID-19 case numbers explode in WA, according to data released Monday by DOH

People Magazine: Jimmy Fallon Reveals He Tested Positive for COVID: ‘I Was Vaccinated and Boostered’


Bloomberg: America’s Hunger Pandemic Is Getting Worse: A slew of factors — including poverty, inflation and Covid — have placed tens of millions of Americans at risk of food insecurity.

The Hill: Devin Nunes formally resigns from Congress [Ed. note: Thank you for the best news of the day. “Everything Trump touches dies.” Which means your career is next!]


Associated Press via The Seattle Times: Trump, Ivanka, Don Jr subpoenaed by NY attorney general

The Daily Beast: Trump Family Starts Airing Dirty Laundry to Fight Off Subpoenas

ABC News: Eldest Trump children won’t comply with subpoenas from New York attorney general

Daily Kos: NBC and ABC both tackled the Trump threat in their Sunday morning shows. They need to keep it up

The Washington Post via The Portland Press Herald: Since Jan. 6, the pro-Trump internet has descended into infighting – Far-right influencers and QAnon devotees are battling over online audiences in the power vacuum created by Trump’s departure from office

Salon: Trump’s Texas “audit” falls apart: “Forensic” probe finds no substantial evidence of voter fraud

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