L.A. County’s daily coronavirus case count hits summer highs – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County public health officials reported 20 new deaths and 3,780 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, the highest number of positive cases in one day since the summertime. County officials attributed the growth in cases to increased testing across the county — more than 56,000 tests were processed Friday — yet the positivity rate remains high, at nearly 6%.

Source: L.A. County’s daily coronavirus case count hits summer highs – Los Angeles Times

Judges rule against 6 Trump campaign lawsuits to invalidate nearly 9,000 Pennsylvania ballots | KXAN Austin

Six lawsuits filed by Pres. Donald Trump’s campaign have failed to get nearly 9,000 absentee ballots in Pennsylvania invalidated, CNN reports. On Friday, two judges threw out the cases, which the Trump campaign complained should not be counted because their outer envelopes lacked names, dates, and/or addresses. Ultimately, the judges ruled the ballots were valid and they will be processed.

Source: Judges rule against 6 Trump campaign lawsuits to invalidate nearly 9,000 Pennsylvania ballots | KXAN Austin

COVID-19 in Illinois updates- Chicago Tribune

The total number of new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Illinois is 11,028, a little lower than Friday’s record-breaking 15,415, state public health officials reported on Saturday. But the number of new deaths on Saturday spiked to 166, at least six times higher than Friday’s figure, 27.

Source: COVID-19 in Illinois updates: Here’s what’s happening this weekend – Chicago Tribune

Beaver Program Expands, Increasing Habitat Resilience to Climate Change — LRInspire

Tulalip wildlife staff and volunteers from Beavers Northwest lined up five cages in a Skykomish mountain stream in September, counting down to a synchronous opening of the gates. From the cages, six beavers – a breeding pair, three kits and a subadult – took a moment to get their bearings, then scurried off in all directions, including […]

Beaver Program Expands, Increasing Habitat Resilience to Climate Change — LRInspire

Two Cardinals

Unlocking The Hidden Me

#poetry

Undulating, I flew through the air

Prattling and absorbing the secrets of the breeze

Contented and in compliance with the treaty of life

Until I stumbled and went head over heels

One fine day it was

While Foraging I heard moans of despair

My soft heart started melting

As I saw a survivor of hawk attack hiding and fighting for breath

For as long as I can remember being in delusion

My alter ego swayed and lingered with me

Together we dwelled building our roost

Singing our hearts out until the daylight waned

There was a nip in the air, overcast sky

As the chilly winds started to blow by

I opened my eyes to see you nowhere

My frantic search led me to now here

I sang for hours and waited for an echo

As Countless dawns and dusks swept by

Then, unforeseen, you flashed like a…

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