*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ 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: ‘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.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
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.
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.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
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.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***