*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ The Olympian: Expect delays on Yelm Highway, Vail Road due to the start of road projects – Traffic is limited to a single lane controlled by flaggers at both sites. Click here for Vail Rd. Project overview.
+ NVN: City Council Discusses Potential for Education Innovation Center
+ The JOLT News: Port of Olympia gets community pushback over airport proposals
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
Truthout: The Canada Truck Protest, Once Small, Now Has a Fascist Life of Its Own – certain variations of this thing will be the Hot Item on right wing calendars by March.
CNBC: Natural disasters hit roughly 1 in 10 American homes in 2021
NBC News: Feds say Oath Keepers plot went beyond Jan. 6 attack on Capitol – Prosecutors presented messages from Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes that said if Trump “fails to act” to remain in office, “we will.”
The Washington Post: The return of ‘revenge travel’: As omicron wanes, Americans eagerly book vacations – The country is on the verge of a mini spending boom just as the Federal Reserve is trying to rein in inflation
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The New York Times via Yahoo! News: COVID Patients May Have Increased Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems
CBS News: Hospital refusing heart transplant for man who won’t get vaccinated.
Daily Beast: What the Hell Is Happening to COVID in Israel?
The Defender: What Would Dr. Robert Malone Do? In a letter to Dr. Robert Malone, a Vermont mother who said she believes her daughters will be coerced into getting the COVID vaccine, asked Malone what he would do. Here’s her letter, and Malone’s response.
*** THURSDAY THE WORST DAY YET FOR TRUMP, KIDS ***
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: A timeline of all the terrible things that happened to Trump this week
CNBC: Judge says Trump and two adult children must testify in New York attorney general probe
CNN: House committee asks government to end Trump hotel lease before Trump can sell it for $370 million
The New York Times via Yahoo! News: For Trump, a Perilous Exclamation Point to Years of Wealth Inflation
Daily Kos: New polling shows why Republicans want to move on from Trump’s continued obsession with 2020, Jan. 6
Daily Kos: Trump’s latest financial trouble ‘explodes the national security risk by a factor of 10, because now he’s going to be desperate for new loans’
Mother Jones: Melania Trump Might’ve Bought Her Own NFT
Bloomberg: Money That Won Melania Trump NFT Came From Melania Trump Wallet
Tara Setmayer, senior advisor at The Lincoln Project and former GOP congressional communications director: Mike Pence committed a cardinal sin by the GOP’s standards. He can kiss 2024 goodbye. There is no viable path to being the GOP presidential nominee without Trump’s MAGA supporters, who won’t support anyone publicly rebuking the former president.
Truthout: Miami Police Gave Out Fliers With Website Selling Trump Merch at Traffic Stops
Business Insider: Former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell is suing Verizon to block the release of her phone records to the Jan. 6 committee
The Independent (UK): ‘Chilling’ text sent by pro-Trump Republican before Capitol riot suggests knowledge of what was to unfold, report says
Business Insider: Trump said in court he had no ‘knowledge’ of his company’s finances a day before he issued an 1,100-word statement defending his company’s finances
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