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National Guard withdraws from Capitol, other measures remain

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday while the Washington National Guard will begin to withdraw from the Capitol campus in Olympia, some added long-term security measures will remain in the wake of increased threats that led up…

Biden pushes to reopen schools within 100 days

President Joe Biden is pledging to reopen most K-12 schools within 100 days -- an ambitious goal as Covid cases surge and teachers across the country fight some plans to reopen. Teachers' union leaders say they are pleased with Biden's…

Biden and Harris sworn in during historic inauguration

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris took their oaths of office Wednesday in a historic inauguration. Harris will be the first female, the first Black and first South Asian vice president of the United States. After a tumultuous…

No one injured in Nine Mile Falls shop fire

NINE MILE FALLS, Wash. -- No injuries were reported in a shop fire west of Nine Mile Falls early Tuesday morning. Firefighters tell 4 News Now the shop was attached to a home on West Pine Bluff Road. The residents…

FBI vetting Guard troops in DC amid fears of insider attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say they are worried about an insider attack or other threat from service members involved in securing President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, prompting the FBI to vet all of the 25,000 National Guard troops coming into Washington for the event.

Idaho National Guard to deploy 300 to Biden inauguration

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 300 Idaho National Guard soldiers and airmen will be sent to Washington, D.C. to help with President-Elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, the Idaho National Guard adjutant general, said the guard…