*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ The Olympian: Thurston County may spend $9.9 million remodeling its ballot processing complex – The total estimated cost was higher than the Board of County Commissioners expected.
+ The Seattle Times: WA long-term care facilities to free up hospital beds with new non-COVID units – including Olympia Transitional Care and Rehabilitation
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post: Texas counties reject unprecedented numbers of mail ballots ahead of March 1 primary under restrictive new law – Some counties have seen rejection rates improve as voters learn of new requirements, including ID numbers with ballots [Ed. note: A portent of things to come?!]
The Washington Post Opinion: The data are clear: The boys are not all right – American men and boys are struggling. Why aren’t the media and government paying attention?
The Washington Post Opinion: My fellow educators are quitting in droves. Here’s why. [Burnout] – Teachers, aides, principals, bus drivers, school lunch workers, custodians and other school staff are leaving in droves.
The Defender: Glyphosate’s Dirty Secrets — Are We About to Learn More? A lawsuit filed against Bayer by the chemical giant’s own shareholders could lead to even more details about how Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, covered up the dirty truth about its flagship product, Roundup weedkiller.
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
Glenn Greennwald: The Special Counsel investigating wrongdoing that led to Russiagate, John Durham, filed a document accusing the Clinton campaign of paying tech operatives to spy on Trump campaign, then Admin, servers.
Daily Kos: Former Trump aide says Donald’s ‘terrified’ of upcoming NYT reporter’s book [Haberman’s book said: Flushed papers found clogging Trump WH toilet: Maggie Haberman scoops in her forthcoming book, “Confidence Man.”]
The Washington Post [accessible text here]: A weakened Trump? As some voters edge away, he battles parts of the Republican Party he once ran.