*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
+ Thurston County Emergency Management: Important to take photos and document any damage to your residence from flooding. FEMA, State and Local EM will coordinate a damage assessment and will be going out working on this in the next few days.
+ South Sound Business: December Cools South Sound Real Estate Activity But Not Prices
+ JOLT News: United Way launches Emergency Assistance Fund to help those impacted by flooding
+ The Olympian: Sunday saw record COVID cases in Washington state. Rate of COVID patients in ICU rising – For the past seven days, Washington has had a sharply upward trending case rate.
+ Best Life: Alaska Airlines Is Getting Rid of This on Flights, Effective Immediately – The latest round of changes will affect passengers for the rest of January.
+ Truthout: [Seattle-based] Starbucks Workers in Chicago, Ohio and Oregon Join Unionization Efforts
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
CBS News 60 Minutes: The Great Resignation: Why more Americans are quitting their jobs than ever before
CNBC: 2021 ranks as fifth hottest year on record as global greenhouse gas emissions rise
Associated Press: Deadly extreme weather year for US as carbon emissions soar
Associated Press: Biden’s low profile on Guantanamo rankles as prison turns 20
The Washington Post Opinion: West Virginia’s coal miners just made Joe Manchin’s life a lot harder, whose union is redoubling calls for Manchin to support President Biden’s agenda.
Forbes: U.S. Natural Disasters Cost $145 Billion In 2021 — 3rd-Costliest Year On Record
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