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By Dan Rudy 

Local sales on the ups


Before the advent of the King Salmon Derby and summer vacation season, Wrangell residents are invited to enjoy the first of two annual Tax-free Days on Saturday.

“Twice a year we petition the city to have no sales tax,” explained Cyni Waddington, with the Wrangell Chamber of Commerce. The days give consumers a temporary reprieve from the borough's seven-percent sales tax, and area businesses often use the day to offer special discounts and case lot sales.

The last day was held in October to coincide with Permanent Fund Dividend disbursements, while this weekend's date looks forward to s...

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