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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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Council to vote on retail pot sales

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On Monday night, the Ketchikan City Council decided to vote on the sale of retail marijuana at its next meeting. The Council made this decision after hearing a presentation by Chris French, the Borough Planning and Community Development Director. more

Tulsequah cleanup won’t restart water treatment

Acid drainage from the Tulsequah Chief Mine discolors a leaking containment pond next to the Tulsequah River in British Columbia in 2013. (Photo courtesy Chris Miller/Trout Unlimited)
Canadian regulators say the Tulsequah Chief Project, near Juneau, has agreed to reduce pollution leaking into a nearby river. But the mine won’t have to restart a shuttered water-treatment plant. more