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Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states

The Crescent News 19 Jun 2021
COLUMBUS (AP) — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response ... Day, the last time the federal government designated a new holiday ... Neither created a paid state holiday, however.
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Declaration of Juneteenth as a holiday sparks scramble in states, where the holiday faces a ...

Hartford Courant 19 Jun 2021
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response ... Day, the last time the federal government designated a new holiday ... It did not create a paid state holiday, however.
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In Brief: June 19, 2021

West Hawaii Today 19 Jun 2021
Declaration of Juneteenth holiday sparks scramble in states. COLUMBUS, OhioCongress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday. That shifted the battle to the states, where the holiday faces a far less enthusiastic response.
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AP News in Brief at 9:03 p.m. EDT

Hastings Tribune 19 Jun 2021
Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off. NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S ... But most private companies take their cues from the federal government — the country's largest employer — in drawing up their holiday calendars.
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AP News in Brief at 11:03 p.m. EDT

Hastings Tribune 19 Jun 2021
Federal holiday pressures companies to give Juneteenth off. NEW YORK (AP) — The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S ... But most private companies take their cues from the federal government — the country's largest employer — in drawing up their holiday calendars.
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Today in History — June 19

News & Record 19 Jun 2021
Today is Saturday, June 19, the 170th day of 2021 ... Dwight D ... In 1987, the U.S ... (McIlroy shot 2-under 69 to close the four days at Congressional in Bethesda, Maryland, at 16-under 268.) ... Americans marked Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, with new urgency and protests demanding racial justice ... The top U.S.
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President of national teachers union supports in-person return this fall during visit to community-centered Baltimore ...

Carroll County Times 18 Jun 2021
Becky Pringle, president of the National Education Association which represents teachers in most of Maryland’s school school systems, is joining President Joe Biden and the American Federation of Teachers in supporting a return to in-person learning ... Biden to sign bill making Juneteenth a federal holiday ».
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Juneteenth

The Star Democrat 18 Jun 2021
Juneteenth — which commemorates when enslaved persons learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation— is being designated as a federal and state holiday ... Larry Hogan and Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera issued orders making Juneteenth a state holiday on Friday, June 18.
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America To Observe Juneteenth For The First Time As A Federal Holiday

CBS Sports 18 Jun 2021
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — This weekend, America is commemorating its newest federal holiday ... Lewis Museum of Maryland, African American History and Culture. Freeman says this new federal holiday should be a lesson on how to avoid the injustices of the past ... Juneteenth, a little-known holiday to many Americans will now become a prominent part of U.S.
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What’s Open And Closed On Friday Now That Juneteenth Is A Federal Holiday

CBS Sports 18 Jun 2021
Maryland, Nebraska, Missouri, West Virginia and Alabama will give most public employees the day off, joining states like Texas, Virginia, New York, Massachusetts and Washington, which had already made Juneteenth a paid state holiday ... Those colleges will continue the tradition this year, observing the holiday with a day off Friday.
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What's open? Americans get used to the calendar's new Juneteenth holiday

Urdu Point 18 Jun 2021
We will be closed in observance of the Federal holiday, Juneteenth, tomorrow!" was the email message from a Maryland day care center sent on Thursday just minutes before midnight ... President Joe Biden signed a bill on Thursday making June 19 the 12th federal holiday and the first new one since Martin Luther King Jr.
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Black Americans laud Juneteenth holiday, say more work ahead

Wtop 18 Jun 2021
WASHINGTON (AP) — Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren ... Most federal workers will observe the holiday on Friday.
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California, New York City and D.C. government workers forced to WAIT to get the day ...

The Daily Mail 18 Jun 2021
federal holiday and giving workers Friday off ... Because Juneteenth - June 19 - falls on a Saturday this year, Friday became a holiday with the stroke of his pen ... Juneteenth is now the 11th holiday on the federal calendar ... Staff who have to work, it said, would get premium holiday pay. JUNETEENTH, THE 11TH FEDERAL HOLIDAY ... Maryland ... - a federal holiday.
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Juneteenth becomes federal holiday celebrating end of slavery in US

Yahoo Daily News 18 Jun 2021
The US will officially recognize Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in America, as a federal holiday after Joe Biden signed a bill into law on Thursday ... “And we are here to witness President Joe Biden establish Juneteenth as a national holiday ... Most federal workers will observe the holiday on Friday.
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LISTEN: Olney man shares his family’s Juneteenth story

Wtop 18 Jun 2021
Reynauld Smith of Olney, Maryland, in a picture he said dates back about 30 years ago, learns about his family’s history from his aunt Sallie Smith. (Courtesy Reynauld Smith). Juneteenth may be a new federal holiday in the United States, but for one Montgomery County, Maryland, man, the day is something his family has been marking since 1866.
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