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* Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court,
* CDC easing mask requirements, Inslee sticking with March 21,
* U.S. congressional panel expands probe of Trump documents

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An historic photo.
Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court
A Black, female Supreme Court nominee with a Black, female Vice President flanking the President.
Credit: FOX News

*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ The Olympian: Inslee sticking with March 21 for lifting COVID mask requirements — for now, will have more to say next week on the CDC’s easing of mask requirements.

+ Aviation Weekly News: Emirates considering canceling its Boeing 777X order amid delays [the 777X is assembled in Everett, WA.]

+ Thurston County Auditor’s Office: Seeks Citizens to Serve on “Against” Committee for a Ballot Measure in the April 26 Special Election

+ JOLT News: Get your favorite books from TRL anywhere, anytime – The library system’s updated mobile application allows those on the go to access their favorite books and resources from anywhere.

+ The Chronicle (Centralia): Providence Hospitals Sued by Washington AG Over ‘Collection Tactics,’ Allegedly Failing to Provide Charity Care

+ The Olympian: Ruby Beach in the Olympic National Park landed a top spot on Tripadvisor’s 2022 “Best of the Best Beaches” in the United States.

+ The Olympian: Procession of the Species canceled again, but Arts Walk will go on this spring – “We have an amazing turnout for Procession. … It’s not time yet.”

*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

+ CNBC: Biden nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

+ The Salt Lake Tribune: Seven weeks of near-record low snowfall in the Colorado River Basin have water managers worried – Lake Powell could soon see its level drop below the critical elevation where the Glen Canyon Dam stops being able to generate power.

+ McClatchy Newspapers: Federal government announces $300 million in new grants to expand internet access in rural areas

*** VIRUS NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

The Miami Herald: CDC relaxes COVID mask guidelines — but it depends where you live. What to know

The Washington Post: CDC to loosen coronavirus mask guidelines as soon as Friday – The new guidelines will seek to minimize strain on the health-care system while allowing more people to go maskless in indoor public spaces

The Defender: Is CDC Hiding Data to Serve Its Political Narrative? We’ve been denied information the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hid for the better part of a year, undoubtedly to serve the purpose of forcing the appearance of reality to more closely conform to a political narrative.

*** TRUMP NEWS FROM FRIDAY ***

The Washington Post: Trump largely isolated in praise for Putin as GOP condemns Russian invasion – The crisis showcases competing impulses within the Republican Party in a test for democracy globally

CNBC: U.S. congressional panel expands probe of Trump documents

Politico via MSN: That time Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Jackson shredded Trump in a federal court ruling

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