WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017
Elected officials were given a glass of sparkling wine as they arrived in the Capitol Rotunda for the official toast.
Ice sculptures are popular at the Inaugural Ball reception.
Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez captures the performance by Judy Collins at the end of the Inaugural Ceremony,
OLYMPIA -- Gov. Jay Inslee delivered his second inaugural address Wednesday at a special joint session of the Legislature.
The Rev Leslie Braxton asked elected officials and the audience to join hands for the prayer.
Judy Collins was recruited to sing "The Star Spangled Banner" for the special joint session to inaugurate state elected officials.
Wednesday is Inauguration Day in Washington, with elected executive officers sworn in and a speech by the governor to a joint session of the Legislature. Party at night.
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