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* WSDOT soliciting comments for I-5 between Tumwater and Dupont,
* Julian Assange denied US extradition appeal by UK’s top court,
* QAnon, Ukraine and ‘biolabs’: U. S. far right boosts Russian propaganda!

“Traffic on Interstate 5 backs up into Lacey after back-to-back crashes in 2018. Credit: WSDOT


+ WSDOT: Online open house launches March 14 for I-5 from Tumwater in Thurston County to Mounts Road in Pierce County

+ The Olympian: Got ideas for improving I-5 between Tumwater and Dupont? WSDOT wants to hear them – Study focuses on corridor planning and environmental conditions

+ JOLT News: Democrats and Republicans spoke in praise of retiring Rep. Laurie Dolan

+ The Olympian: Food waste is a climate change solution some WA Republicans and Democrats can agree on and is increasingly being recognized as a climate change issue — food systems account for over a third of the world’s planet-warming emissions.


Al Jazeera: Julian Assange denied US extradition appeal by UK’s top court

The Weather Channel: Lake Powell has dropped to just 24% of capacity, threatening water and energy supplies in the western U.S.

MSN: Ginni Thomas acknowledges she attended January 6 rally but played no role in planning it [Ed. note: And this form a Supreme Court Justice’s wife!]

Al Jazeera: Netherlands, Australia launch new case against Russia over MH17 [unrelated to the Ukraine War]


NBC News: QAnon, Ukraine and ‘biolabs’: Russian propaganda efforts boosted by U.S. far right – Russian and Chinese officials have also pushed the theory, which has reached mainstream conservative media in the U.S.

BBC News: Putin changes law on leased jets to keep them flying – implementing a new law making it harder for foreign aircraft leasing companies to repossess their planes in the face of Western sanctions. Russian airlines have 515 jets leased from abroad worth about $10bn (£7.7bn). Russia could decide to thumb its nose at the rest of the world now. But one day it will want to rejoin the club – and the conditions for rejoining could be very harsh.

CNBC: As Russia nears a debt default, talk now turns to global contagion

Bloomberg News: How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Tearing Apart the Global Food System

CNBC: Meta now says you can’t threaten to kill Russia’s President Putin on Facebook because of the Ukraine war

CNBC: If Putin uses chemical weapons in Ukraine it’s a ‘game changer’ for NATO

The Atlantic: Why the West may have to give Putin an off-ramp

Daily Kos: Fukuyama: Russia Will Lose And Putin Will Fall


Truthout: Billionaires Have Gotten $1.7 Trillion Richer Over the Pandemic, Report Finds

The Defender: Pfizer Pushes for 4th Shot, Says 3 Doses ‘Not That Good’ Against Infections

Common Dreams: Mass Antiwar Protests Sweep Europe as Russia’s Invasion Continues

The Defender: Pfizer, FDA Hid Data Showing Clinical Trials Failed, Says Former BlackRock Advisor​​​​​​

The Defender: The CEO of one of Germany’s largest health insurance companies was abruptly fired last month after he released data suggesting German health authorities are significantly underreporting COVID-19 vaccine injuries.


NBC News: Ukraine dents ‘America First’ thinking deep in the heart of Trump country

The Washington Post: Merrick Garland’s goal is to restore the integrity of the Justice Department. His legacy will still be defined by Trump.

Daily Kos: Trump’s Ukraine extortion campaign didn’t begin or end with ‘I would like you to do us a favor’

Posted by Steve on March 15, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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