Holidays

Idaho recognizes Juneteenth, holiday marking end of slavery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will observe the new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery, Gov. Brad Little said in a proclamation issued Thursday. The Republican governor said the state will recognize Juneteenth, or June 19, as required by…

How and where to celebrate Juneteenth in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Members of the greater Spokane community are invited to celebrate Juneteenth through a series of events this upcoming weekend.  Juneteenth is a holiday that celebrates the emancipation of black slavery in the Unites States. The Emancipation Proclamation…

Washington Legislature approves Juneteenth as state holiday

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state Legislature has passed a measure that makes Juneteenth a legal state holiday. The measure making June 19 a state paid holiday passed the Democratic-led Senate on a bipartisan 47-1 vote and now heads…