*** REGIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
+ The News Tribune (Tacoma): ‘Grateful’ Russell Wilson says goodbye to Seattle, ‘sad’ Doug Baldwin, Seahawks react
+ The Olympian: Thurston median home price reaches new high, but for how long as gas prices, rates rise? it could affect demand as buyers become more selective when thinking about their commute
+ AP: Washington Legislature OKs Missing Indigenous Women and People alert
+ KING-5 TV: Washington’s rising gas prices may push some to pursue electric vehicles
+ CNBC: [Seattle based] Amazon referred to DOJ for potential criminal obstruction of Congress
+ CNBC: Amazon announces 20-for-1 stock split, $10 billion buyback
+ The Points Guy: Facing pilot shortage, [Seattle based] Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are latest to launch an academy
*** NATIONAL NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
Daily Kos: Massive bursts of methane plumes occur all over the U.S. with little explanation as to why
Talking Points Memo: At Least Four Supreme Court Justices Cosign Legal Theory That Existentially Threatens Fair Elections
The Washington Post: Biden orders sweeping cryptocurrency review, setting stage for regulation
*** UKRAINE NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
CNBC: Want to donate to Ukraine relief? Here are the top-rated charities on the ground
NBC News: War in Ukraine ushers in more pragmatic politics back at home
MSNBC’s Morning Joe: An amazingly rare standing ovation in British Parliament after Ukraine’s President Zelensky spoke to members via video conference.
NBC News: Russians flee Putin’s crackdown as Ukraine invasion reshapes Moscow’s future
CNBC: Putin’s always wanted to weaken the West. He’s done the exact opposite
NBC News: Russians flee Putin’s crackdown as Ukraine invasion reshapes Moscow’s future – Some fear a new “Iron Curtain” may be closing as the Russian president leaves his country deeply isolated both culturally and economically.
CNBC: Sony suspends all PlayStation sales in Russia over Ukraine war
*** VIRUS NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The Defender: Feds Secretly Paid Media to Promote COVID Shots – The Biden administration made direct payments to nearly all major corporate media outlets to deploy a $1 billion taxpayer-funded outreach campaign designed to push only positive coverage about COVID-19 vaccines and to censor any negative coverage, according to documents obtained by The Blaze.
The Defender: CDC-Funded Study Concludes Most COVID Vaccine Reactions ‘Mild’ Yet VAERS Data Show Thousands of Deaths, Hospitalizations
The Defender: Does Pfizer’s Latest SEC Filing Signal the Drugmaker Is Worried About COVID Vaccine Lawsuits? Click here for the SEC document.
Medscape via WebMD: COVID-19 Predicted to Boost Global Dementia Rates
McClatchy Newspapers: Catching COVID might cause brain shrinkage in some people, new study finds. Here’s how
Yahoo News!: Anti-Vaccine Physician Pleads Guilty to Role in Capitol Riot – California-based emergency physician Simone Melissa Gold, MD, JD, founder of the anti-vaccine group America’s Frontline Doctors (AFD) and leading voice in the anti-vaccine movement, has pleaded guilty to one of five charges related to the January 6 Capitol riot.
*** TRUMP NEWS FROM WEDNESDAY ***
The New York Times via The Seattle Times: How the Manhattan D.A.’s Investigation Into Donald Trump Unraveled – the reversal, for now, has eliminated one of the gravest legal threats facing the former president.
Truthout: Judge Says Smartmatic Can Pursue Defamation Claims Against Giuliani, Fox News – noting that there appeared to be evidence that those individuals “acted with actual malice” against an elections technology company. Smartmatic, has filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News and several of its employees.
Daily Kos: All roads lead to Putin: Trump pressured Saudis to cut oil production in 2020 to raise global prices
The Washington Post: Inside the Jan. 6 committee’s effort to trace every dollar raised and spent based on Trump’s false election claims – The panel’s ‘green team’ is scrutinizing whether the Trump campaign, its affiliated super PACs, the RNC and protest rally organizers knowingly used false claims to dupe donors
CNBC: Plane carrying Trump made an emergency landing after engine failure following speech in New Orleans
MSNBC: Pence sends another not-so-subtle shot across Trump’s bow
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