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Ketchikan celebrates Independence Day

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin’s The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.

Those strolling through Ketchikan on Thursday were sure to come across the dizzying array of July 4th celebrations. With a logging competition, a duck race, an art unveiling, fireworks and more, it’s understandable if you didn’t make it to every event. This audio postcard of the festivities in town gives a brief taste of the unique nature of Ketchikan’s July 4th celebrations.

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Panelists at the Sept. 20 drug forum at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center  included law enforcement, health professionals and a recovering addict. (Photo by Deb Turnbull)
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