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Final day of August, 63 days until the election, and…. just 10 days until the first NFL game!

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Regional News

  • Indoor dining in South Lake Tahoe permitted to 25% capacity
  • Friday: Governor Newsom released revised criteria for loosening and tightening restrictions on activities.  The new blueprint replaces the current watch list approach and can be found at. There are 4 tiers, from purple to yellow, with purple being the most restrictive.
      El Dorado: Substantial
      Placer: Widespread
      Nevada Co: Substantial
  • Wildfire survivors can now apply for federal assistance
  • Glider aircraft crashes into Lake Tahoe
  • Bonanza Ranch real estate sells for $38m and pivots to ‘Luxury Vacation Rental’ for 10-15k per night

National News:

  • A 3,000-pound triceratops skull dubbed “Shady” was unearthed in South Dakota.
  • Airbnb employees will be working from home until August 2021 — longer than any other tech company so far.
  • 2020 hurricane season on a record pace so far with 13 named storms already
  • C19 global case total surpasses 25m – USA at 6.1m (more on those numbers in the fact check)
  • California will begin issuing $300 a week in supplemental unemployment benefits on September 7 now that the state’s application for $4.5 billion in aid from FEMA has been approved (includes back pay to Aug. 1)

Fact Check:

  • False: “CDC has adjusted numbers to show that only 6% of 187k C19 deaths are related to the virus”

International Day:
Sat. Sept. 5th = International Bacon Day!

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