Photo of Santa Claus arriving in Napakiak, Alaska

Santa, Soldiers Bring Joy to Alaska Town Facing Crisis

NAPAKIAK, Alaska — A school employee wearing a traditional pink Alaska Native smock called a kuspuk breezed through the hubbub in the cafeteria adorned with murals of purely Alaska scenes, zigzagging through children clutching presents and past uniformed soldi...
Photo of flames burning near power lines in Sycamore Canyon

National Guard to Help Protect California Towns From Fires

SACRAMENTO — California is calling in the National Guard for the first time next month to help protect communities from devastating fires like the one that largely destroyed the city of Paradise last fall. "They will be boots on the ground doing fuels proje...
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California Governor to Draw Down Troops at Border

SACRAMENTO — California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans Monday to withdraw several hundred National Guard troops from the state's southern border with Mexico in defiance of the Trump administration's request for suppor...