*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
+ Bellingham Herald: Washington State politicians respond to Ukraine crisis, offer support – Washington state politicians are responding to the Russian violence
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Want to support the people of Ukraine? Here are some ways you can help from afar – “We fear further escalation will worsen an already devastating humanitarian situation,” the International Committee of the Red Cross said.
+ City of Yelm: March 1st Study Session the council will get a budget update
+ South Sound Business: Study: Washington Among Top 10 Most Educated States
+ The Olympian: Judge dismisses second recall attempt against Thurston County Commissioner Tye Menser – The judge found the petitioner’s complaint “lacked both factual and legal sufficiency” to proceed.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
- Ed. note: As LGBTQ rights are coming under assault in many states, gay marriage is also in the cross hairs. Former Supreme Court Justice Kennedy wrote on Love and Marriage in 2015, which is a guidepost that is still pertinent to this day! Click here for this beautiful perspective.
*** INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
NBC News: ‘Europe’s darkest hour’ since WWII: World leaders condemn Russia’s attack on Ukraine – “Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring,” President Joe Biden said.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: ‘The post-Cold War era is over’: As Russia attacks Ukraine, the world divides – with China and Russia on the same side, ‘The post-Cold War era is over’: As Russia attacks Ukraine, the world divides and this story IS why we should care: The chilling similarity between Russia’s attack on Ukraine and when Hitler invaded Poland
The New York Times (accessible text): Russians Now See a New Side to Putin: Dragging Them Into War
Airways Magazine: Ukraine Crisis: What we know about Ukraine’s airports/airspace so far
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Defender: 400,000 Cases of COVID Vaccine Injuries Found in Data Analyzed by German Health Insurer – A German health insurer BKK ProVita said an analysis of data collected from more than 10 million people suggests COVID vaccine side effects are “significantly” underreported. The company said its analysis revealed a “significant alarm signal” and said “a risk to human life cannot be ruled out.”
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THURSDAY ***
The Washington Post: Prosecutors in Trump probe quit after new DA seems to abandon plan to seek indictment of former president – Former Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance approved seeking an indictment, but his successor, Alvin Bragg, seemed uninterested, people familiar with the situation said.
Daily Kos: U.S. Army Colonel Alexander Vindman, the star witness in the first impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, has officially served Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and two other Trump White House officials, Julie Hahn and Dan Scavino with a lawsuit alleging witness intimidation and retaliation.