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Lethal Medium Packs a Powerful Message

By Sara Vandegrift, Special to the Independent   With gun control a subject of renewed national debate, sometimes irony is the best way to take on such a serious issue. Artist David Palmer has taken this particular approach, crafting the likenesses of the world’s...

Gearing Up for 4th Festivities

By Sara Vandegrift, Special to the Independent   When a flame touches the tip a sparkler, the combined fuel of charcoal and sulfur ignite. Nitrates and chlorates react, resulting in salts that give the hand-held pyrotechnic its color and create the shooting sparks Fourth of...