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This image taken from video shows anti-government activist Ammon Bundy, rear, being wheeled into an elevator in a chair following his arrest at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. Authorities arrested Bundy after he refused to leave a meeting room where a few hours earlier angry protesters forced out lawmakers. CREDIT: Keith Ridler/AP

Anti-Government Activist Ammon Bundy Arrested At Idaho Statehouse For 2nd Time In 2 Days

The incident follows another on Monday when angry protesters forced their way into the Idaho House gallery that had limited seating because of the coronavirus pandemic, the window of a glass door getting shattered as protesters jostled with police. Protesters were ultimately let in when Republican House Speaker Scott Bedke stepped in, seeking to avoid violence. Continue Reading Anti-Government Activist Ammon Bundy Arrested At Idaho Statehouse For 2nd Time In 2 Days

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This ballot drop box in Pierce County is an example of one of the quarter-inch thick steel ballot drop boxes that local elections officials commissioned and designed with security in mind. CREDIT: Melissa Santos/Crosscut

Washington’s 10th Congressional District Race Features Two Democrats. What Separates Them?

Marilyn Strickland, the former mayor of Tacoma, and Beth Doglio, a state representative from Olympia, are competing to represent the 10th Congressional District, which includes nearly all of Thurston County, most of Pierce County and part of Mason County. Continue Reading Washington’s 10th Congressional District Race Features Two Democrats. What Separates Them?

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A large crowd of onlookers and protesters, most not wearing masks, some open carrying firearms, gathered in the Idaho Capitol in Boise for the state's special legislative session that began Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. CREDIT: Sami Edge/Idaho Education News

Large Crowds, Protesters Turn Out For Opening Day Of Idaho’s Special Legislative Session

Large crowds of protesters and onlookers descended on the Statehouse Monday as legislators convened for a rare special session. The House and Senate met in person to address three issues that Gov. Brad Little outlined when he called the special session, which is officially referred to as an extraordinary session. Continue Reading Large Crowds, Protesters Turn Out For Opening Day Of Idaho’s Special Legislative Session

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President Donald Trump made a surprise in-person visit to the Republican National Convention shortly after they officially nominated for president Aug. 24, 2020. The pared-down convention is still taking place in Charlotte, N.C. but without the large presence as previously planned. CREDIT: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

GOP Delegates Officially Nominate Donald Trump As He Makes Surprise In-Person Visit To Convention

Toward the end of the roll call, Trump made a surprise visit to address the delegates from the convention hall in Charlotte. He appeared right after the Florida delegation cast its votes — a symbolic nod to President Trump’s primary residence and an important battleground in 2020. Continue Reading GOP Delegates Officially Nominate Donald Trump As He Makes Surprise In-Person Visit To Convention

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A plane drops water over the Palmer Fire in Okanogan County, Wash., Aug. 20, 2020. CREDIT: Eric Risdal/USFS/InciWeb

Crews Optimistic For Getting Upper Hand In Palmer Fire; Nearby Camera Lookout Assists The Fight

The fire grew fast when it first started Tuesday, Aug. 18, quickly becoming the top priority in the state. Fire managers said Sunday night they were really pleased with the progress. Crews did burnout operations over the weekend, a method of basically fighting fire with fire. Continue Reading Crews Optimistic For Getting Upper Hand In Palmer Fire; Nearby Camera Lookout Assists The Fight

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