Security increased for Legislature's opening day
Officials weigh security preparation in light of Wednesday attacks and planned protest
Last updated 1/11/2021 at 8:55am
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia.
Increased security is now expected around the Capitol building in Olympia on Jan. 11 for the start of the 2021 Legislative session.
The decision to add security follows the storming of the Capitol Building in Washington D.C. and incursions onto the property of the Governor's Mansion in Olympia Wednesday, where protestors forced open a gate and advanced to the governor's mansion porch.
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday laid the blame for both events squarely at the fee...