*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
+ McClatchy Newspapers: The ‘atmospheric river’ is back, bringing rain and flood threat to Puget Sound this week – Rivers in Western Washington could flood as a result of the heavy rains, forecasters say
+ The Olympian: The Evergreen State College approves new school, will invest up to $2.1 million – The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to approve the new school of professional and continuing education
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Gray whales spotted off Washington’s coast already — but that’s not typical. Here’s why
+ McClatchy Newspapers: Liberal US cities change course, now clearing homeless camps – The mayor of Portland, Oregon, recently banned camping on the sides of certain roadways, and officials are exploring other aggressive options to combat homelessness.
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
NBC News: First drought, now war: Global wheat supplies in peril – Prices soaring are soaring, raising the risk of severe food shortages and hunger in some regions of the globe and threatening to further ratchet up food costs in the United States.
*** SELECT UKRAINE NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
NBC News: Pope Francis decries “barbarianism” at the killing of children, defenseless civilians in Ukraine – ‘Think first about the children’: Pope Francis renews calls to end the war
Politico: Russian military’s corruption quagmire – Bogged down in Ukraine, Russian forces battle the consequences of systemic sleaze.
The Washington Post: Poland’s two largest cities warn they can no longer absorb Ukrainian refugees
The Washington Post: Why Russia won’t soon recover from Putin’s Ukraine blunder – says Nina Khrushcheva, “an author and professor at the New School in New York with dual U.S.-Russian citizenship, she’s the great-granddaughter of former Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev.”
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Defender: What Doctors Say in Private About COVID Vaccines – Most doctors don’t publicly question COVID vaccines and the pandemic response, but their private exchanges on social media suggest there may be a growing but silent minority of physicians who disagree with official policy yet are unwilling to speak out for fear of retribution
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM THE WEEKEND ***
The Washington Post: What history says about the Jan. 6 committee investigation – The importance of an unambiguous report that can’t be weaponized by Trump supporters