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*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Standing with Ukraine and the defense of democracy – The Seattle Times details how Washingtonians can help. The U.S. Department of State is providing security and travel updates for Ukraine.
+ Office of Gov. Jay Inslee: Washington wins one of 13 federal broadband grants – a $30 million grant to support broadband infrastructure in Ferry, Jefferson, Kittitas, Okanogan and Stevens counties.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will likely ratchet American food prices even higher, experts say – Wheat and seed oil exports could be dramatically impacted, and it could take years before a return to normalcy because of disrupted planting schedules.
*** UKRAINE NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post via MSN: Russian flights will be banned from the airspace of 20 European nations
Michael Birnbaum Tweet: In a nearby country that was also subjugated by the Kremlin, thousands of Latvians sang Ukraine’s national anthem in front of the Russian embassy in Riga Friday night [see video]
AFP News Agency: Russian president Vladimir Putin has been suspended as honorary president of the International Judo Federation (IJF) due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine the sport’s governing body announced
BuzzFeed News: “SNL” Paid Tribute To The Ukrainian People With A Poignant Cold Open – an emotional performance from the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York. Click here for the moving video.
MSNBC Opinion: Putin thinks he’s the hero of Russia’s story. He couldn’t be more wrong. If the history of strongmen is any indication, it may be downhill for the Russian leader from here.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post: Backstage drama at Jan. 6 rally for Trump draws interest of House committee