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Chile confronts major quake with ease

...hit during an evening when many Chileans were outside for barbecues and other celebrations ahead of the country's Independence Day on Friday.People were also more prepared. Schools increasingly have earthquake drills and society is filled with...
Nation and World
Pure Sole: '3022 ft.' is above normal

...for you to discover yourself.Mount Marathon has grown from a small-town Fourth of July race into a small-town Independence Day race that has attracted worldwide attention.While "3022 ft." does not touch enough on the history of the race...
My Turn: The liberal contribution to freedom, justice for all

...for racial minorities. Conservatives may have triumphed in claiming the mantle of patriotism as theirs, but an Independence Day celebration limited to the freedom won by the nation's original patriots is incomplete. Freedom for all is what...
Fourth of July Happenings

...For more, visit's Independence Day Celebration includes a Community Parade, concession and craft booths, canoe races, family games, and fireworks...
SEARHC clinics closed July 3-4

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will close its clinics Friday and Saturday to observe Independence Day.Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka will remain open and fully staffed. The emergency room is open throughout the holiday weekend.
SEARHC clinics close in observance of Independence Day

...Health Consortium outpatient clinics will be closed on Friday, July 3, and Saturday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. SEARHC's free after-hours nurse advice line is available in most Southeast communities: Angoon, Haines...
After attacks, shark fishing ban mulled

...Island want a shark fishing ban to limit the food supply for sharks close to shore - at least through the popular Independence Day holiday weekend, town manager Tim Holloman said. It's not clear how a ban could be enforced, but could involve...
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Soggy July sets wet record in Juneau

July started with a bang. It ended with a fizzle.After Juneau celebrated its Independence Day weekend with blue skies and warm weather, consecutive weeks of rainy days and a soaking two inches of rain in a single day have...
Too many fireworks ruin the Fourth

Independence Day should be a time I look forward to, looking forward to the parade and other festivities. Instead, I just dread it. Personal...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015

Thumbs up to a spectacular holiday. The weather cooperated, but credit for a fantastic Independence Day weekend deserves to go to the volunteers who made it happen. With two parades, a fireworks display, the New Old Time Chautauqua...


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