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Junteenth Proclamation And Marijuana Moratorium Approved


Suzie Campbell

Mayor Ed Bolt and the Shawnee Board of City Commissioners presented a proclamation to local representatives to commemorate Juneteenth and the Dunbar Heights Historic Neighborhood, during the June 7, 2021 meeting. The Juneteenth Independence celebration dates back to June 19, 1865, when Major General Gordon Granger led Union soldiers into Galveston, Texas. It was there that Union soldiers delivered news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved Black Americans within any state were free.

Shawnee is the second municipality in Pottawatomie county to establish a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana businesses.

On Monday, June 7, the board unanimously approved the temporary moratorium on the granting of new business permits and licenses requested under the city code of ordinance...

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