Washington National Guard members activated for inauguration

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly 400 members of the Washington state National Guard have been activated to support the presidential inauguration day in the nation’s Capitol next week. In a tweet Thursday, the National Guard said they will “support our federal partners in a number of different roles as determined by the lead agency.” President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on Wednesday, and the extra security comes in the wake of the insurgence at the U.S. Capitol during certification of the Electoral College votes last week and threats of further violence.