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Stories tagged: Capitol

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Legislature takes a snow day

Heavy snow cancels most activities inside the Capitol, but not outside.

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

George H.W. Bush returns to capital to lie in state

George H.W. Bush came back to Washington for a final time Monday, heading for the Capitol to lie in state as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Idaho lawmaker installs private camera inside Capitol

An Idaho House leader says he has set up a security camera in his legislative office to record meetings with fellow lawmakers, lobbyists and constituents in response to the wave …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 9:40 p.m.

Israeli, French leaders tangle over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem

The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by U.S. …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol – …

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 3:05 p.m.

Angry worshippers lash out against Trump across Muslim world

Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags in the largest outpouring of anger yet …

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:32 p.m.

Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

President Donald Trump forged ahead Tuesday with plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital despite intense Arab, Muslim and European opposition to a move that would upend decades of U.S. …

Decision on moving North Carolina’s Confederate monuments delayed

Seeking further input, a state panel in North Carolina on Friday delayed a decision on whether three Confederate monuments from the grounds of the old Capitol should be moved to …

Hunt for next Idaho Capitol Christmas Tree falters

Idaho officials are facing some early holiday pressure to avoid ending up with a sad and scraggly Charlie Brown type Christmas tree in front of the Statehouse this winter.

Lockdown lifted at Washington state Capitol

A lockdown at the Washington state Capitol was lifted Wednesday after law enforcement officers responding to a report of possible gunfire didn’t find anything suspicious.

Television reporters told to stop filming in Senate hallways, prompting outcry

Television reporters covering the Capitol were told Tuesday to stop filming interviews in Senate hallways, a dramatic break with tradition as lawmakers face pressure to respond to journalists’ inquiries about …

UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:20 p.m.

Woman, 20, charged with plowing into Capitol Police cruiser

A 20-year-old woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser and was taken into custody Wednesday morning, a disruption that closed down streets …

Christmas tree from Idaho forest arrives at nation’s capital

Gary Amoth backed his 105-foot-long red truck next to the sidewalk of the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol and dropped off a very special delivery: a monster-sized Christmas tree …

Capitol Dome project completed in time for Trump

Congressional officials have unveiled a refurbished Capitol Dome after a three-year, $60 million repair project completed with weeks to spare before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Agencies practice for active threat at Capitol Campus in Olympia

Washington State Patrol officials say they need to be prepared for a worst-case scenario on the Capitol Campus, including active shooters and bombings. That concern brought about 200 first responders …

Co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s arrested at US Capitol

The co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s have been arrested at the U.S. Capitol as part of ongoing protests in Washington about the role of money in politics.

Washington Capitol soon to be home to 30,000 honeybees

About 30,000 European honeybees will arrive at the Washington state Capitol next week.

Jim Kershner’s This Day in History

From our archives, 100 years ago State Sen. Richard A. Hutchinson, of Spokane, introduced a bill to switch the state capital from Olympia to Seattle.

Wash. bans Capitol holiday displays, tree to stay

The Christmas tree can stay — but no more Nativity scene. That’s the word from Washington’s Capitol, where protests erupted last winter over competing private holiday displays.