Maine changes Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Maine joined a small but growing number of states on Friday that have renamed Columbus Day to honor indigenous people as part of a movement to recognize the dark side of colonialism in the Americas. Several cities and a handful of…

Columbus Day: What's open and closed on Monday?

Ashley May USA TODAY
Published 8:24 AM EDT Oct 3, 2018

Columbus Day, which falls on the second Monday of October, is one of ten federal holidays recognized by the U.S. government. 
This year, it falls on October 8. The day commemorates the arriva…