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Other than a handful of individual protesters roamed the campus at various times throughout the day, but a draw down of Washington National Guardsmen as well as state troopers might still take some time.
Restaurant owners and hospitality workers were among the biggest supporters of the bill, which is co-sponsored by 15 Republicans and one Democrat. Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan would allow restaurants to open indoor dining, and fitness centers and indoor entertainment establishments to open to 25% capacity.
WASHINGTON — Three new senators were sworn into office Wednesday after President Joe Biden's inauguration, securing the majority for Democrats in the Senate and across a unified government to tackle the new president's agenda at a time of unprecedented national challenges.
The Washington State Patrol has spent at least $1.5 million over the past two weeks in costs related to security at the state Capitol, and that number is expected to climb, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. stocks are rallying to records Wednesday on encouraging earnings reports and continued optimism that new leadership in Washington will mean more support for the struggling economy.
LOS ANGELES — A California cannabis industry group announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with a state credit union that will provide checking, wire transfers and other banking services for more marijuana companies, helping ease what has been an obstacle for many businesses.
ATLANTA — As Democrat Joe Biden is sworn in Wednesday as the nation’s 46th president, Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters still believe Biden was not legitimately elected after Trump continues to argue the election was stolen.
ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte squeaked through a crucial Senate confidence vote Monday night on his government with enough backing to keep his wobbly coalition afloat for now but without the reliable majority he'll need to effectively govern the country with its pandemic-pummeled economy.
WASHINGTON — Republican lawmakers and conservative groups opposed President-elect Joe Biden's forthcoming immigration plan Tuesday as massive amnesty for people in the U.S. illegally, underscoring that the measure will face an uphill fight in a Congress that Democrats control just narrowly.
WASHINGTON – Trying to repair his tarnished legacy, President Donald Trump trumpeted his administration’s accomplishments and wished his successor luck in a farewell video as he spent his final full day in office preparing to issue a flurry of pardons in a near-deserted White House, surrounded by an extraordinary security presence outside.
BOISE – A Senate committee on Tuesday approved legislation seeking to end Republican Gov. Brad Little’s coronavirus emergency declaration and restrictions despite being told Idaho could lose millions of dollars in federal aid.
BOISE — Lawmakers in the Idaho Senate have been told to monitor their health after a Senate staffer tested positive for COVID-19, but that the Senate will continue operating, a leading state lawmaker said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON – Containing the coronavirus outbreak and repairing the economic damage it has inflicted are the top priorities for Americans as Joe Biden prepares to become the 46th president of the United States, according to a new poll from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Turkey on Tuesday slapped advertising bans on Twitter, Periscope and Pinterest over their non-compliance with a controversial new law that requires social media platforms to appoint legal representatives in the country.
A proposed bill in the Legislature would change reopening metrics for schools to allow kids to get back to in-person learning sooner than the current plan allows.
Newly elected state Rep. Rob Chase, R-Liberty Lake, has hired former Spokane County Republican Party Chair Cecily Wright as his legislative assistant. Wright resigned from her position at the Spokane County Republican Party in 2018 after a video surfaced of her defending a white nationalist.
HELENA – The Montana House on Monday held a committee hearing on two bills that focus on transgender young people, echoing similar efforts underway in other states.
WILMINGTON, Del. — Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has navigated a half-century in American politics by relentlessly positioning himself at the core of the Democratic Party.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris said Saturday that there is a "duality" in celebrating her historic inauguration Wednesday in a nation that is grieving nearly 400,000 COVID-19 fatalities and struggling with the deadly siege on its Capitol this month.
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are inaugurated.