|Denali, from Talkeetna, on a rare cloudless day in 2011. (Photo by Ed Staats)|
House Speaker John Boehner and other members of the Ohio delegation objected, citing the service of President William McKinley from 1897 to 1901, but Jewell told ADN (which bought the old Anchorage Daily News) that “Overwhelming support for many years from the citizens of Alaska is more robust than anything that we have heard from the citizens of Ohio.”
Obama's three-day visit to Alaska is designed partly to highlight efforts against climate change, which is more evident in the state than any other, with warming temperatures and retreating glaciers. "He will pay little heed to the oil and gas drilling offshore that he allowed to go forward just this month, a move that activists say is an unsavory blot on an otherwise ambitious climate record," Julie Hirshcifield Davis of The New York Times writes in a preview of the tour.