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 state Division of Insurance plans to ask the feds to offset its costs for the Alaska Reinsurance Program.
- After a mild start to December, it’s gotten bitter cold in Haines and Skagway, with temperatures dropping into the teens and single digits. With temperatures far below freezing, snowfall from the weekend is not likely to go anywhere soon.
- As temperatures rise, Arctic ice is retreating, making trips through the Northwest passage – from Alaska to Maine – a new summer reality. But until now, mariners navigating Arctic ice have had limited formal training. A professor at Maine Maritime Academy is working to change that.
- One shot was fired in an officer-involved shooting Saturday, according to the Juneau Police Department. Police say Sgt. Chris Gifford fired the shot that injured Jeremie Shaun Tinney, 38, of Juneau while officers were investigating a single-vehicle crash in the 16500 block of Ocean View Drive.