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Advocacy from Miss Hawaii USA, coalition pushes Juneteenth bill ahead

GEORGE F. LEE / JAN. 2
                                Despite support for a measure designating Juneteenth as an official state holiday, Miss Hawaii USA Samantha Neyland said she and her coalition faced pushback from “people who said that racism doesn’t exist in Hawaii.” Neyland speaks at the Honolulu City Council swearing-in ceremony.
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GEORGE F. LEE / JAN. 2

Despite support for a measure designating Juneteenth as an official state holiday, Miss Hawaii USA Samantha Neyland said she and her coalition faced pushback from “people who said that racism doesn’t exist in Hawaii.” Neyland speaks at the Honolulu City Council swearing-in ceremony.