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Ahead of June 19 special session, lawmaker hopes Utah celebrates future Juneteenths on the day

Two years after Gov. Spencer Cox signed into law the establishment of Juneteenth as a state holiday, he called a special legislative session on June 19, an occurrence that one lawmaker is working on getting corrected. In Utah, the celebration of what’s also known as Emancipation Day is observed on the immediately preceding Monday if June 19 falls on a weekday or the following Monday if the holiday is on a Saturday or Sunday. That has been official since 2022, when the state Legislature passed HB238, sponsored by Rep. Sandra Hollins, D-Salt Lake City. Since the bill’s approval, more ...


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Is it hot enough for you?

I think that there are annoying people in everyone’s life. It’s not the same people for everyone. You might not even notice the guy who eats with his mouth open who annoys me. The lady who clacks her dentures might be okay to me, but she might drive you bonkers. I have several habits which ...

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