The President ceremoniously swore into his second term on Monday. He spoke to a crowd on the National Mall of about a million people, plus tens of millions more tuned in at home.
And while most people watched from afar, some lucky Alaskans were there to witness to it firsthand.
APRN’s Peter Granitz caught up with students from South Anchorage High School in Washington, D.C.
The fifty-seventh presidential inauguration is winding down. The last inaugural ball is Tuesday night after festivities started over the weekend. And, as APRN’s Peter Granitz reports, amid all the pomp and circumstance, some Alaska Natives are showing the rest of the country their heritage and traditions.
Below are a picture and video of the administration of the official and ceremonial oath of office as provided by the White House:
- The Republican-led Senate majority is more focused on cutting spending to close the state’s budget deficit than the new mostly Democratic House majority or independent Gov. Bill Walker.
- Alaska Native carvers and weavers say they're worried about the future of yellow cedar.
- Mark Anthony De Simone is accused of shooting 34-year-old Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales twice in the back of the head in May 2016.
- The Alaska Marine Highway has seen deep funding and service cuts as the state deals with a massive budget deficit. With the money running low, what are the system’s prospects during this year’s legislative session?