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Gov. Brian Kemp backs Juneteenth as Georgia state holiday

Dec. 22, 2021 09:22 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp is supporting a plan to add Juneteenth as a mandatory 13th holiday for Georgia state employees. Georgia law now mandates the observance of the 10 federal holidays set in 1984, when Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed. But a new federal law...

Native American reporting icon retiring, sort of, at 87

Oct. 30, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Over the course of a news career that covered more than four decades, I’ve had some pretty cantankerous reactions to my journalism. But I’ve never been firebombed. I’ve never had my windows shot out. And I’ve never had an attempt on my...