Hottie Gemma inspires today's working midday news roundup . . .
TKC Told You So News Followup
Hundreds of people gathered at the corner of Southwest Trafficway and 33rd Street on Labor Day to send a message about raising the minimum wage and creating a union. Many walked out of their jobs to strike because, for these workers, it's about more than money.
Blast From This Morning
A woman and three kids fled their house early Monday morning after being awoken by a loud noise and seeing their home engulfed in flames. The Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department responded shortly before 6:30 a.m. to Jefferson Street off of Pennsylvania Avenue in response to neighbors calling 911, saying that they heard explosions coming from a house.
Corporate Tragedy Continues
Co-founder of First Hand Foundation and wife of Cerner co-founder Neal Patterson loses battle with cancer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The wife of Cerner co-founder and former CEO Neal Patterson lost her battle with cancer Monday, the First Hand Foundation said. She was just 59 years old. "We are heartbroken to share the news of Jeanne Lillig-Patterson's passing.
Party On This Week Inside The Loop
Here's the highlight reel for the Downtown KC arts & entertainment scene for Monday to Sunday, Sept. 4-10: Chalk & Walk Festival - This free festival is a celebration of street painting, brought to life by artists using pastel chalks as their medium and pavement/brick as their canvas.
MSM Collective Bargaining Fun Facts
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. At the height of the Industrial Revolution in the late 1800s, the average American worked 12 days, seven days a week! Even children as young as five or six toiled in mills, factories and mines, earning only a fraction of what adults did.
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