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* 507 Taproom to expand to second Yelm location,
* WSP trooper against Inslee’s mandates dies of COVID-19,
* JBLM units will conduct day and nighttime training thru Friday!


“TRAINING ALERT: JBLM units will conduct day and nighttime training with artillery, mortars and demolitions from 6:30 a.m. Feb. 1 to 11:59 p.m. Feb. 4.” Credit: Joint Base Lewis-McChord Facebook


+ NVN: 507 Taproom to Expand to Second Location in Yelm

+ Idaho Statesman: Washington state trooper who told off governor [Inslee] over vaccine mandate dies from COVID – A GoFundMe page for his family is here.

+ Airliner Watch: FAA approval to end 5G flight cancellations at Everett’s Paine Field


The Washington Post via MSN: Companies know what you do inside your email inbox. Here’s how to block them.

Truthout: Manchin Received Record Donations While Killing Democrats’ Signature Legislation – The largest share of corporate PAC donations came from the fossil fuel, finance and insurance industries. [Ed. note: Follow the money!]

Common Dreams via Truthout :Climate Groups Urge Biden Not to Fight Ruling Against Oil and Gas Lease Sale


The British Medical Journal (BMJ): BMJ editor Peter Doshi, an associate professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, has called for the release of the clinical trial raw data on which the emergency use authorizations were based – The delay in releasing raw data is reminiscent of Roche’s handling of Tamiflu and Gilead’s determination to get authorization for remdesivir to treat COVID-19, despite clinical data demonstrating the drug showed little or no positive effect

FOX News: Navy should be held in contempt for violating court order on COVID vaccine exemptions: complaint – Court previously halted Navy’s implementation of COVID-19 vaccine mandate after multiple SEALs sued President Biden

The Defender: ‘Freedom Convoy’ Vows to Stay in Ottawa Until COVID Vaccine Mandates Lifted

The New York Times Morning Report:

“In a Monmouth University poll released yesterday, 70 percent of Americans said they agreed with the statement, “It’s time we accept that Covid is here to stay, and we just need to get on with our lives.” A growing number of governors, from both parties, seem to agree, The Times reports. “The emergency is over,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, a Democrat, has said.”

“Pretending that Covid has disappeared has costs, to people’s livelihoods, happiness and physical well-being. And allowing Covid to continue dominating everyday life has costs, to people’s livelihoods, happiness and physical well-being. The only realistic option is to balance the two and look for a path that minimizes the human damage.”

The Washington Post via MSN: Pfizer and BioNTech seek emergency use authorization of the first coronavirus vaccine for children under 5


NBC News: Trump gave $1M to Meadows nonprofit weeks after Jan. 6 panel’s creation – The contribution was made to the Conservative Partnership Institute, where Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, is a senior partner. [Ed. note: Follow the money!]

The Washington Post: N.Y. attorney general subpoenaed Trump D.C. hotel records from feds – The request sought information about whether Trump used false information to secure hotel lease, according to people familiar with inquiry

The New York Times via The Orlando Sentinel: Trump had role in weighing proposals to seize voting machines

Daily Kos: Former Trump White House mouthpiece gives up text messages to Jan. 6 probe

Politico: House accuses Trump attorney John Eastman of stalling on Jan. 6 subpoena – The general counsel said Eastman was seeking to “defeat” the summons by reviewing the earliest records first rather than those from around the Electoral College showdown.

Daily Kos: Dispatch from opposite land: Trump says Pence should be investigated for not going along with coup

MSNBC’s The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell via Daily Kos: [Constitutional Scholar] Laurence Tribe weighs in on the Weighty Constitution issues Facing the DOJ

Truthout: Kayleigh McEnany’s Texts Lead to Request for Ivanka Trump to Speak With January 6 Committee

CNN: The massive miscalculation Republicans made on the January 6 committee

Los Angeles Times: Letters to the Editor: Republicans, how many more authoritarian rants from Trump will you tolerate?

Los Angeles Times: Litman: OK, Justice Department, you have plenty of evidence to indict Trump now

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