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CBJ Assembly, it's time to reign in the fireworks

...celebration. I certainly agree that we should celebrate with all of our family and friends on important occasions such as Independence Day and New Year's Day. I have participated in the use of fireworks during celebrations many times, and I am not...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-01-02/cbj-assembly-its-time-reign-fireworks
Letters
Local economy overlooked in international trade spat

...representatives from the City of Prince Rupert (and the Chamber of Commerce) to Ketchikan each Fourth of July to march in the Independence Day parade. Is there better proof of friendship than the sight of streets lined with crowds waving red maple leafs against...

http://juneauempire.com/letters/2015-02-11/local-economy-overlooked-internationa
Letters
Wife of missing Mount Marathon runner sues

...participating in the 2012 Mount Marathon extreme mountain race in Seward has sued the organization that hosts the yearly Independence Day event.Peggy LeMaitre is seeking a $5 million settlement in her lawsuit against the Seward Chamber of Commerce...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-06/wife-missing-mount-marathon-runner-sues
State
My Turn: Veteran support for ballot measure 2

As a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm, I am asking Alaskans on this Independence Day weekend to join me in publicly supporting a policy reform grounded in a concern for the individual liberties of Alaskans.On November...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-07/my-turn-0
Opinion
A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...according to ethical principles, both privately and publicly, consequent to the truth one has found."As we celebrate Independence Day this weekend, let us remember the beleaguered Christian community of Iraq, especially in prayer, and seek ways...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/bishops-perspective-cry-christians-ir
Opinion
Pure Sole: I can toss an egg

...parallel to the Transit Center, entrants will run the parade route in reverse in front of the thousands of cheering Independence Day revelers.At 3 p.m. in Douglas' Savikko Park, field events that rival 1898 will begin: sack races, three-legged...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-07-03/i-can-toss-egg
Sports

...4Haines parade, 11 a.m.Independence Day Celebration. Foot races, Chilkoot...12 p.m., Tongass Avenue.Independence Day Celebration, Food and game...Petersburg parade, 11 a.m.Independence Day Celebration, 11:30 a.m...

http://juneauempire.com/ccwfeatures/2014-06-28
CCWFeatures
Slack Tide: There's more to Memorial Day than Bermuda shorts and potato salad

...tallboy on Flag Day and see what your boss says).One of several distinctly secular national observances - like Independence Day, New Year's Day and Oscar Night - Memorial Day is a federal holiday remembering the men and women who died in...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-25/slack-tide-theres-more-memorial-day
Neighbors
Retiring Ketchikan photographer leads parade

KETCHIKAN - A man who has photographed nearly every Independence Day Parade in Ketchikan for the last three decades won't have to run along the parade route this year.Instead, Hall Anderson will...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-15/retiring-ketchikan-photographer-leads-p
State
Commentary: The sacredness of this week

...Similarly, although in a much less somber way than on Memorial Day, we celebrate the founding of our country on Independence Day as a public holiday with fireworks, parades and other events as we hold sacred our independence and freedom.Today...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-13/commentary-sacredness-week
Opinion

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