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* Inslee addresses state Capital incident, authorizes National Guard for security,
* Washingtonians mustn’t tolerate US Capitol coup,
* Google removes Parler site from app store for Android!

“Temporary fencing was erected on the Capitol Campus in Olympia Friday in anticipation of unpermitted events Sunday and Monday, the first day of the 2021 legislative session.”
Credit: Sara Gentzler, The Olympian


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


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


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

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