Why residents say making Washington D.C. the 51st state is a ‘racial equity issue’ – National

What happens when you live in a national capital that is not part of any state or province, whose federal representatives cannot vote on legislation, and where local laws can be vetoed by lawmakers from other parts of the country? That’s the reality still faced by over 712,000 Americans — nearly half of whom […]

U.S. House approves Washington D.C. statehood bill as Senate fight looms – National

A decades-long movement to reshape the American political map took a further step Thursday as the House of Representatives approved a bill to make the U.S. capital the 51st state. Voting along party lines with minority Republicans in opposition, the House approved the bill 216-208. That’s likely the easy part, though. The proposal faces […]

Man arrested for carjacking 20 minutes after his release from jail – National

Marcus Goodman was out of jail for less than 20 minutes before he did a bad thing on Saturday, according to police in Spokane, Wash. Goodman, 31, spent the night behind bars after allegedly carjacking a teenager’s vehicle within minutes of his release from jail, the Spokane Police Department said in a statement. Goodman […]

Proud Boys member arrested in Washington state in connection with Capitol riot – National

Federal authorities on Wednesday arrested a man who describes himself as the “Sergeant of Arms” of the Seattle chapter of the far-right group Proud Boys, after he was charged in connection with the riot at the U.S. Capitol last month. Ethan Nordean, who is also known as Rufio Panman, 30, was charged with obstructing […]

Two Proud Boys indicted on federal conspiracy charges in U.S. Capitol riot – National

Two men identified as members of the Proud Boys have been indicted on federal conspiracy and other charges in the Capitol riot as prosecutors raise the stakes in some of the slew of cases stemming from the Jan. 6 insurrection. Dominic Pezzola, a former Marine who authorities say was seen on video smashing a […]

Over 150 National Guard at Biden’s inauguration in Washington test positive for COVID-19 – National

Between 150 and 200 National Guard deployed to Washington, D.C., to provide security for President Joe Biden‘s inauguration have tested positive for the coronavirus, a U.S. official said on Friday. The U.S. government imposed unprecedented security measures in the city following the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump, including fences topped with razor […]

The House has voted to impeach Trump: What next? – National

Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best strategy for arguing the case before the Senate. Senate rules say the trial must start soon after the chamber receives the article of impeachment, which charges “incitement of insurrection” after an angry mob […]

Washington starts security lockdown ahead of Biden inauguration – National

All through downtown Washington, the primary sound for several blocks was the beeping of forklifts unloading more fencing. There were no cars or scooters and seemingly no tourists Wednesday, just the occasional jogger and multiple construction crews at work. The U.S. Capitol that proved such a soft target last week was visible only through […]

2 U.S. Capitol officers suspended after violent protest in Washington – National

Two U.S. Capitol police officers have been suspended after a violent riot in Washington, D.C., last week, a U.S. congressman says. One of the officers suspended was taking a selfie with rioters, while the other suspended officer wore a Make America Great Again hat and started directing the mob around the Capitol, Democratic congressman […]

Capitol Hill rioters learning there’s nowhere to hide on social media

Sitting at his desk in Toronto, Giancarlo Fiorella watched all the pictures and videos from the Capitol Hill riots pop up on social media. And he started hitting “save.” “I mean, it’s paramount at this stage because there is way more footage and there are way more images that any one person can go […]