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President Joe Biden signed a law Thursday recognizing Juneteenth National Independence Day. It acknowledges the day enslaved people in Galveston, Tex. discovered slavery had ended — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed. 

 

 

Flagstaff’s own Southside Community Association has for years commemorated the holiday; this weekend, an expo will highlight local Black-owned businesses.

  

KNAU's Morning Rundown: Friday, June 18

Jun 18, 2021

It’s Friday, June 18.

 

President Joe Biden signed a law Thursday recognizing June 19 as Juneteenth National Independence Day. It commemorates the day enslaved people in Galveston, Texas discovered slavery had ended — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was passed.

 

Juneteenth Black Business Expo Slated For Flagstaff, Prescott

It’s Thursday, June 17. Forecasters reported record-high temperatures in seven northern Arizona communities on Wednesday.

Yesterday’s high of 92° in Flagstaff tied with a record high of 92° in 1940. Winslow hit a high of 107°, breaking a 1940 record of 102 degrees. And the Tuzigoot National Monument near Clarkdale reached a high of 116°, surpassing the previous record high of 108° in 2017.