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Seattle P-I: Inslee activates Washington State National Guard for opening of 2021 legislative session
JOLT News: Inslee addresses incident at state Capitol, authorizes National Guard to provide security – up to 750 National Guard members to be on hand at the capital next week at the start of the new legislative session.
Tacoma News Tribune: Washingtonians mustn’t tolerate US Capitol coup. And don’t think it can’t happen here
Tacoma News Tribune: ‘Get the f*** out’? No way. Washington reporters not cowed by Trump-worshipping thugs
NBC News: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray calls on Hawley, Cruz to resign
KING-5 TV: Organizer cancels Olympia protests after Wednesday riot on US Capitol
KING-5 TV: Amtrak to test trains at Point Defiance Bypass, 3 years after deadly derailment
The Olympian: Thurston County median home price rises to $400,000 for the first time
JOLT News: In The Wake Of Insurrection, Washington Lawmakers Look For Options To Derail Ad Hoc Militias
People: 14 Passengers on Alaska Air flight Out of D.C. to Seattle Who ‘Harassed’ Crew, Refused to Wear Masks, May Be Banned
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AP: GOP’s David Perdue concedes to Jon Ossoff in Georgia runoff
Vox: 13 federal criminal laws that the pro-Trump mob may have violated, explained – Storming the Capitol in an attempt to overthrow the government is a serious crime.
CNBC: Google removes Parler, popular with Trump supporters, from app store for Android
NBC News: Republicans warned this day would come. Then they forgot.
NBC News: Dominion sues Trump lawyer Sidney Powell for defamation, seeks $1.3 billion – Powell has made a variety of baseless accusations of wrongdoing concerning Dominion, some of which have fueled conspiracy theories pushed by the president.
Slate: They Were Out for Blood – The men who carried zip ties as they stormed the Capitol weren’t clowning around.
WaPo: Believe what you saw. With all this country’s white grievance, it was inevitable.
NBC News: Michael Cohen says he’s cooperating with agencies looking into Trump and family
Reuters: 2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, E.U. climate change service says
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The Olympian: Thurston County adds record 133 new COVID-19 cases as data keeps entire state in new Phase 1 – previous daily record was 104 cases on Dec. 7.
CNN: White House coronavirus task force warns of ‘aggressive community spread’ and possible ‘USA variant’
WaPo: More virus-zapping robots are coming, and they’re here to stay