*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The Seattle P-I: Partisan divide on COVID policy widens in state legislatures
+ McClatchy Newspapers: MultiCare submits plans to launch emergency medical center in Lacey
+ The Olympian: Thurston County moves to entirely remote public meetings due to Omicron surge – County offices remain open for in-person services.
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Neo-Nazi leader’s threats against journalists net prison time in Washington, feds say
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
MSNBC’s MaddowBlog: Why grand jury testimony from Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend matters – Rep. Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend testified to a federal grand jury, which is not good news for the Florida Republican.
MSNBC Opinion: Mitch McConnell wants to break the Senate if the filibuster is abolished – If Democrats nix the filibuster for voting rights, McConnell’s threatened to bring the Senate to a halt.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
MSNBC’s The Reidout: Team Trump is melting down as probe by N.Y. AG Letitia James intensifies – Recent outbursts and legal filings show the former president, his family and his legal team are feeling the heat.