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January 5 – January 12

Compiled by Addie Adkins


Edmonds College announced they will remain virtual for winter quarter, offering remote services and classes according to a COVID-19 update from Jan. 6 posted on its website. Because CWU’s university sites must follow the host institution’s COVID-19 policies, classes offered at the Edmonds College site will remain online.

Police rescued two people and a dog from a Bellevue home that slid off its foundation early Monday, according to The Seattle Times. A water main broke, however investigators said it remained unclear if the saturated hillside or the broken water main caused the house to shift.

The National Weather Service issued a tsunami advisory for the West Coast including Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska on Saturday after an undersea volcano erupted near the Tonga islands, according to The Washington Post


U.S. COVID-19 hospitalizations surpassed last winter’s surge according to The New York Times. “The seven-day average of daily hospitalizations was 132,086, an increase of 83 percent from two weeks ago,” the article states.

A winter storm swept across the East Coast leaving over 118,000 people without power according to The Washington Post. The storm sent snow and ice into southern areas including northern parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and both the Carolinas.

University of Michigan removed Mark Schlissel from his post as president of the university Saturday according to AP News. The university stated the removal was effective immediately and stated it was due to an alleged “inappropriate relationship with a university employee,” according to the article.


French courts found presidential candidate Éric Zemmour guilty of inciting racial hatred, fining him $11,400 Monday, according to The Washington Post. The article states that the “accusations against Zemmour centered around his description of unaccompanied child migrants as ‘thieves,’ ‘killers’ and ‘rapists’ during a debate on the SNew TV channel in September 2020.”

Greece imposed a monthly fine of 100 euros for people 60 and older who fail to get vaccinated according to AP News. Government data shows 41.5% of the age group is fully vaccinated.  The article states the fines would help fund state hospitals. 

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