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* Omicron deaths surge has not occurred yet,
* AG Garland hints at more in DOJ’s Jan. 6 probes,
* Inslee announces added resources for Omicron variant!

“In the U.S., mortality trends typically trail case trends by about three weeks — which means the Omicron surge, which began more than a month ago, should be visible in the death counts. It isn’t yet”
Credit: The New York Times

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

+ National Weather Service: Flooding caused by rain and lowland snowmelt is possible, with an increased threat of landslides. Heavy rainfall of 2 to 6 inches is expected Wednesday through Friday.

+ Gov. Jay Inslee: Inslee announces additional resources for Omicron variant

+ Business Insider: [Seattle manufacturer] Boeing and Pfizer are among the companies and trade groups to have donated $8 million to Republicans who voted against certifying Biden’s election victory, a report says

+ Yelm Prestige Senior Living: Free Webinar on Ageless Grace® and Improving Your Neuroplasticity, Jan 12th, 11am  

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

CNBC: CDC declines to add Covid testing recommendation to updated isolation guidance despite criticism

Bloomberg: US schools close in droves as omicron fuels staff shortages

The Defender: Omicron Less Likely to Cause Lung Damage or Death, Studies Find – Multiple studies of Omicron infections published in recent weeks showed decreased lung damage and decreased mortality rates in both animal and human tissue, though the studies confirmed the greater transmissibility of the Omicron variant.

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

The Washington Post: Garland hints at bigger things from Justice Dept.’s Jan. 6 probes

NBC News: A political “dark money” group led by a former top aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is launching a $1 million ad campaign in West Virginia to pressure Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to keep the filibuster rules intact.

NBC News: Capitol rioter compares attacks on her to treatment of ‘Jews in Germany’ – Jenna Ryan spoke to NBC News five days before she reported to a federal prison in Texas.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Fox News talking about BLM protesters but make the footage January 6th (video)

Truthout: January 6 Committee Wants Pence to Testify — and It Could Be Aired on Prime-Time TV

Politico: McConnell is signaling he’s open to reforming the Electoral Count Act, one year after Senate and House Republicans objected to certification of President Joe Biden’s win ahead of an attempted insurrection.

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***

Mediaite: Trump Rebukes Hannity After Texts Show Fox Host Told President to Stop Spreading Election Lies

USA TODAY: Ex-president in the crosshairs: Jan. 6 committee puts Trump on notice as US marks riot anniversary

MSNBC’s The Beat: Ari Melber confronts Trump aide Peter Navarro: ‘Do you realize you are describing a coup?

CNBC: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell says his phone records were subpoenaed by House Jan. 6 committee

NBC News: Former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham to meet with Jan. 6 committee

Bloomberg: Trump sued by Jan. 6 officer who feared death by his own gun

NBC News: One year after Jan. 6, Congress considers new laws to protect against election coups – Lawmakers expect another Trump-style attempt to steal an election in 2024. But crafting legislation to stop it is proving to be complicated.

The Chronicle (Centralia): Letter to the Editor: Comparing Trump’s Election Reaction With Those Who Came Before Him

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