*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ KING-5 TV: Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic returns after 2-year hiatus – The event was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
+ KING-5 TV: Washington Lt. Governor Denny Heck tests positive for COVID-19 – Heck is currently isolated at home until he is cleared to return to his post at the head of the Senate chamber.
+ McClatchy Newspapers Opinion: The Boeing 737 Max tragedy is a cautionary tale of cost-cutting corporate hubris – “Boeing got away with murder,” according to author on book about the tragedy.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Washington Post: Canadian trucker protest spreads to second city, threatening U.S. auto industry lifeline (the Ambassador Bridge, which links Windsor, Ontario, with the city of Detroit.)
U.S. Constitutional Law Professor Laurence Tribe: This is a new low even for this lawless Court. Not even Chief Justice Roberts, author of the infamous Shelby County decision, could bring himself to join the radical right majority in draining the Voting Rights Act of all meaning and leaving it a hollow shell.
CNN’s Jim Acosta: Reagan’s ‘Big Tent’ GOP Has Collapsed Under Lies And Bigotry
MSNBC’s The Reidout Blog: The Supreme Court is executing a totalitarian nightmare before our eyes
The Defender: In what may be the first such move by a city health department, members of the Pittsfield, Massachusetts Board of Health on Feb. 2 voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to Verizon if the company refuses to discuss removing or relocating a cell tower residents said is the source of multiple illnesses.
The Defender: Twitter Bans Freedom Convoy Account, Ottawa Police Seize Truckers’ Diesel Fuel
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
The Defender: Pfizer, FDA Lose Bid to Further Delay Release of COVID Vaccine Safety Data
The Defender: Preventive Use of Ivermectin Reduced COVID Mortality by 90%, Study Found – A peer-reviewed study published last month found the prophylactic use of ivermectin reduced COVID mortality by 90% among more than 223,000 study participants in a town in Southern Brazil.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM TUESDAY ***
+ The Guardian (UK): Trump’s incendiary Texas speech may have deepened his legal troubles, experts say+ Business insider: Trump was confused when White House staffers didn’t like him rewinding Capitol riot highlights on TV, report says
+ Talking Points Memo: Marc Short: Trump Had ‘Snake Oil Salesmen’ Giving Him ‘A Lot Of Bad Advice’ On Pence’s Authority