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Every week, The Observer features news beyond our coverage.

Compiled by Katlyn White

October 8 – October 14, 2021


National Transfer Student Week will be Oct. 18-22. There will be workshops and activities to celebrate, as highlighted on CWU’s website

CWU Libraries have joined the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance. According to CWU’s website, this move is to promote more diversity in the library professions. 

Kittitas Public Utility District Commissioners approved a 4.5% rate increase which may raise residents’ utility bills by $7 per month after Oct. 1, according to The Daily Record.

Temperature dropping in the Pacific Ocean may lead Washington and the Seattle area into another La Niña winter which means that it could be a colder winter than usual, as reported by The Seattle Times

Healthcare workers in Washington will drop by 5% because of the vaccine mandate according to a survey, as reported by The Spokesman


COVID-19 pills have been developed by Merck & Co Inc. Merck applied for the pills to be authorized for use in the U.S, as reported by Reuters.

An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 in Afghanistan, Aman Khalili, has escaped the country, according to The Wall Street Journal

US immigration authorities are no longer going to continue arresting unauthorized immigrants at work sites. CBS News reported that, the Biden administration wanted the focus to be put on employers. 

Southwest Airlines had to cancel 2000 flights this past weekend. According to CNN Business, Southwest has claimed that this is because of staffing shortages. 

A shootout occurred at a bar in Minnesota leaving one person dead and about 14 injured. USA Today reported that, three people have been arrested concerning the shooting. 

The new Superman, Johnathon Kent, came out as said by DC Comics on Oct. 11, as reported by The New York Times


India and China continue their military occupation on their borders when talks on Oct. 11 failed to defuse the tension, according to The Wall Street Journal

The Ethiopian government launched a new attack on Tigray, a rebellious north region, as reported by The Wall Street Journal

As the Cumbre Vieja volcano continues to erupt in La Palma, 700 residents were evacuated out of their homes in the Canary Islands, according to Reuters

The European Union decided to pledge $1.15 billion in aid when G20 met to discuss the state of Afghanistan. According to The Washington Post, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, “We must do all we can do to avert a major humanitarian and socio-economic collapse in Afghanistan.”


Kat White – Assistant Online Editor

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