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Juneteenth: An independence day for everyone

City Council votes to recognize June 19, which celebrates the end of slavery in America, as a paid holiday


Last updated 6/24/2021 at 8:05am

Independence Day celebrations are a longstanding tradition in Edmonds, with yearly parades, festivals, and fireworks downtown on the Fourth of July. But for many Americans, a different day of the year represents the moment that their ancestors gai...

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