+ Nisqually Indian Tribe: The Nisqually Tribal Council and Yelm City Council met in a government to government meeting [Feb. 17] that was live-streamed from the tribe’s Nisqually Medical Center in a first-attempt at doing so. It will be the first of many meetings with the city of Yelm and the two councils discussed many projects that would be mutually beneficial from contracts for Nisqually business, education, tourism, water security and youth centers.”Nisqually isn’t going anywhere and Yelm isn’t either – we need to work together,” said Nisqually Chairman Willie Frank III. [Ed. note: Bravo to Mayor DePinto for enacting Yelm’s long-overdue commitment in working with the Tribe on issues of mutual interest.]
+ The Olympian Get ready for a cold snap this coming week — February weather is back with a vengeance – click here for Yelm’s daily forecast this week.
+ Gilham Mercantile & Bakery: Local bakery in McKenna, WA. We serve cupcakes, cakes, cinnamon rolls, breakfast & lunch. [Ed. note: Excellent hand-crafted treats!]
+ Organic Consumers Assn.: HB 1684, the bill intended to force Washington cities to take the initial steps to fluoridate their water – at their own expense – has now passed the House. It’s in the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee and scheduled for a hearing and vote next Tuesday, February 22.
+ The Olympian: Yelm’s Logan Platt wins state title at Mat Classic XXXIII
+ McClatchy Newspapers: As we lift our masks, each of us must assess the risks of the new normal we create – Starting March 21, Washingtonians will have to decide for themselves how much risk to take and how many deaths are OK.
+ Bloomberg: Shock Gas, Grocery Price Hikes Spur States to Pursue Tax Relief – Washington joins other states considering offering quick but temporary relief to taxpayers crushed by…inflation
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The New York Times (accessible text): After Trucker Protest, Canada Grapples With a Question: Was It a Blip, or Something Bigger
Daily Kos: It’s Not NATO That Worries Putin – “it’s democratic ideas infecting Russia. It’s not missiles and tanks on his borders, it’s the thought of a democratic Ukraine and Belarus on Russia’s borders.”
MSNBC Opinion: A Trump judge just put the Voting Rights Act on life support – The Supreme Court will probably agree with a ruling that only the attorney general can sue under the VRA.
FAIR: Billionaire Trump Donor John Malone Could Soon Be Calling Shots at CNN, [which] will soon be under the control of someone who appears to want it to follow the “interesting trajectory” of Fox News.
Dr. Robert Malone: “Free speech is subject to arrest in this fascist state of Canada.”
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
The New York Times: The C.D.C. Isn’t Publishing Large Portions of the Covid Data It Collects – The agency has withheld critical data on boosters, hospitalizations and, until recently, wastewater analyses.
Josh Guetzkow, Senior lecturer at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: The Israeli Ministry of Health Actually Did a Survey of Adverse Events after The Booster Dose. Findings: COVID Shot Reactions Are ‘Absolutely Devastating’
Kathy Dopp, MS Mathematics and Stephanie Seneff, PhD – Abstract Paper: COVID-19 and All-Cause Mortality Data by Age Group Reveals Risk of COVID Vaccine-Induced Fatality is Equal to or Greater than the Risk of a COVID death for all Age Groups Under 80 Years Old as of 6 February 2022.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM MONDAY ***
NBC News via Yahoo!: Surrounded on all sides: Trump now faces several criminal and civil suits