About 15,000 National Guard troops to occupy Washington by Jan. 20

U.S. 01/12/21, 11:04

The National Guard announced an increase of at least 15,000 guardsmen on Monday, Jan. 11, across Washington before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20. Gen. Daniel Hokanson said that 15,000 guardsmen have been authorized to provide logistical, security, and communication support during the inauguration, according to Politico. "Right now, we have approximately 6,200 ...

President Trump calls for massive anti-fraud march on Jan. 6

2020 Campaign 12/19/20, 15:34

President Trump, in a tweet posted on Saturday after 1:30 a.m., called for a massive anti-fraud march on Jan. 6 in D.C. “Be there, will be wild!,” were the president's words to encourage his supporters. It is not usual, or rather one can say that it is unprecedented, to hear President ...

More than 20 arrested after antifa and BLM attacked pro-Trump demonstrators

Washington 11/16/20, 11:04

Tens of thousands of President Trump's supporters met spontaneously in Washington on Saturday, Nov. 14, to denounce the obvious electoral fraud through which they intend to declare Democratic candidate Joe Biden president. Leftist groups organized a counterdemonstration with the sole objective of attacking the pro-Trump demonstrators. After some confrontations, more ...

President Trump returns to Washington ahead of impeachment report release

D.C. 12/02/19, 03:33

The president, first lady and their son returned from their Thanksgiving holiday in Florida to a widely anticipated political storm in the nation's capitol on Dec. 1. Donald Trump, wife Melania, and youngest son Barron disembarked Air Force One after arriving at the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, 15 miles southeast ...

Police: 69-year-old man dies after attacking migrant jail

U.S. 07/14/19, 05:33

A 69-year-old man armed with a rifle threw incendiary devices at an immigration jail in Washington state early Saturday morning, then was found dead after four police officers arrived and opened fire, authorities said. The Tacoma Police Department said the officers responded about 4 a.m. to the privately run Tacoma Northwest ...

Man on trial in killings arrested through genetic genealogy

U.S. 06/12/19, 19:38

A man charged with murder in the 1987 killings of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state beginning this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime.William Earl Talbott II is one of dozens of men authorities ...

Records: 2 men took child hostage after reservation killings

U.S. 06/11/19, 19:19

A homeowner told law officers that two men linked to the killing of five people on an American Indian reservation in Washington state approached his residence and briefly took a child hostage at gunpoint while demanding car keys to make their escape, court documents said. The child managed to escape, as ...

2 charged in connection with 5 deaths on Yakama reservation

U.S. 06/10/19, 20:21

Two men arrested in connection with five slaying over the weekend on the Yakama Indian Reservation were charged on Monday with assault with a dangerous weapon related to fleeing the slayings.James Cloud, 35, and Donovan Quinn Carter Cloud, whose age was not available, briefly held a child at gunpoint, resulting ...

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

U.S. 06/06/19, 15:03

A helicopter crew has rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak in Washington for several days.The National Park Service said in a statement the climbers were suffering from exposure and being taken to local hospitals. Rescuers in ...

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

U.S. 05/31/19, 16:30

U.S. scientists said Friday they will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches.About 70 whales have been found dead so far this year on the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska, the most since 2000. About five more have been ...

US home prices rise at slowest pace in 6½ years

Business 05/28/19, 08:00

U.S. home prices rose at the slowest pace in more than six years in March, a sign weaker sales are keeping a lid on price increases.The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-city home price index rose 2.7% from a year earlier, down from an annual gain of 3% in February.Price gains in ...

State prosecutors struggle with human trafficking cases

U.S. 05/26/19, 11:55

Laws cracking down on human trafficking are on the books in all 50 states, but convictions are notoriously elusive, and state prosecutors haven't come close to matching the success their federal counterparts have had in winning cases.States need to add resources into support trafficking victims, educate the public and train ...

Hate makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest

U.S. 05/25/19, 09:47

Nearly two decades after the Aryan Nations' Idaho compound was demolished, far-right extremists are maintaining a presence in the Pacific Northwest.White nationalism has been on the rise across the U.S., but it has particular resonance along the Idaho-Washington border, where the Aryans espoused hate and violence for years.The neo-Nazi group ...

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

U.S. 05/22/19, 21:47

Washington has become the latest West Coast state to enact broad sanctuary protections that restrict all local authorities from asking about people's immigration status. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure Tuesday implementing the new rules, which rank among the strongest statewide mandates in the nation. California and Oregon have similar laws. The ...

A first: Washington Mystics top WNBA preseason poll

Basketball 05/22/19, 12:10

The Washington Mystics sit atop the preseason Associated Press WNBA poll for the first time.The runner-up from last season's WNBA Finals received five first-place votes from the 14-person national media panel Wednesday. It's the first time in the four-year history of the poll that Washington is No. 1."It's nice when ...

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