Quick look at the American way of life across thew world . . .
Bloomberg: Hong Kong Protesters Wave U.S. Flags, Urge Trump to Take Action
Gallup: Patriotism's Reshaping of the Parties and the 2020 Election
Foxnews: Man courageously recovers American flag from busy highway: 'it represents the freedom'
Closer to home, here are some of the more important news links we're watching right now . . .
Hurricane & KCI
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More than 17 million Americans are expected to fly during Labor Day Weekend, with the peak days for flights coming today and next Monday. At KCI, 242,000 people will be jetting off, and some of them are headed directly into the path of Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to strike Florida on Labor Day.
Local Lake Update
JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KCTV) -- Blue Springs Lake is under a no-swim warning for Labor Day because of the risk of E. coli. The county issued the warning last week and the bacteria levels are still dangerously high. The lake which is the only one of the four public Jackson County lakes still with high levels of bacteria.
Developing Alternate Route
The Ford Motor Company is celebrating increased demand in its Transit van at the same time it is dealing with more than 7,400 Kansas City-area hourly union workers who are considering a strike. The union could strike Sept. 14 if a new collective bargaining agreement is not reached.
Encouraging Bad Activism
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Kansas Cinema Endures
OTTAWA, KS (AP) - The oldest continuously operating movie theater in the world might figure to be in New York or Hollywood. How about Kansas? The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Ottawa, some 50 miles (80 kilometers) southwest of Kansas City, Missouri, is home to the Plaza 1907 Cinema, showing films since May 22, 1907, when black-and-white, silent movies ruled the day.
Show-Me Spruce Up
The Missouri Governor's Mansion has been under renovation since mid-June, and despite unexpected structural issues, it is set to reopen on schedule at the end of October. The $3.8 million project includes upgrades to the electrical, mechanical and plumbing systems throughout the mansion. Most notably, the heating and air conditioning systems are being replaced.
Extended Weekend Weather
Watch out for patchy dense fog in some parts across the metro. Otherwise, plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures on tap for today. High temperatures will climb into the mid-80s with increasing heat and humidity through Tuesday. Copyright 2018 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.
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