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* South Sound region’s blood supply at crisis levels. Donations needed,
* Pope tells parents: Support your children if they are gay,
* Stephen Breyer to retire from SCOTUS, Biden to nominate a Black woman!

Justice Stephen G. Breyer was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1994 by President Bill Clinton.”
Credit: Erin Schaff, The New York Times.


+ The Olympian: South Sound region’s blood supply at crisis levels. Centers plead for donations – A confluence of circumstances has left supply at one-day reserves.

+ The Seattle Times: King County omicron cases decline as ‘second chapter’ of surge gains steam in Eastern Washington

+ The Seattle Times: ‘Sold by Amazon’ program shut down after WA attorney general’s investigation – Amazon is shutting down its “Sold by Amazon” program after an investigation from Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson found it was anticompetitive and violated antitrust laws.


The New York Times via The Seattle Times: Stephen Breyer to Retire, Setting Up Battle for Supreme Court Seat – President Biden has promised to nominate a Black woman for his first pick. Republicans won’t be able to use the filibuster, but his pick isn’t guaranteed an easy confirmation.

NBC News: Support your children if they are gay, pope tells parents – Pope Francis’ message comes a year after the Vatican’s doctrinal office issued a document saying that Catholic priests cannot bless same-sex unions.

Airliner Watch: First Boeing 737 MAX jet lands in Antarctica. Click here for the 1st-ever Boeing 737 MAX landing in Antarctica.

NBC News Los Angeles: Pelosi to Seek Reelection With Democratic Majority at Risk – By announcing she would seek a 19th term, Pelosi avoids becoming a lame duck in a year when Democrats are clinging to a fragile majority in the House.


KING-5 TV, NBC Seattle: Biden administration withdraws COVID vaccine mandate for businesses
The Supreme Court’s conservative majority all-but-struck down OSHA’s requirement that would’ve applied to about 84 million people.

The Washington Post: PCR covid tests are not very useful. Focus on rapid antigen tests instead.


Business Insider: NY Attorney General Tish James says Trump changed his mind about her investigation into his company only after being subpoenaed for a deposition

The Seattle Times: Biden administration cancels two mining leases near Minnesota’s BWCA wilderness, in reversal of Trump-era decision

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