Fourth of July http://kcur.org en Fireworks Sales Generate Economic Returns For Some Metro Communities http://kcur.org/post/fireworks-sales-generate-economic-returns-some-metro-communities <p>For municipalities that allow fireworks sales, July 4 is a way to rake in the revenue.</p><p>Let's start with the cost of doing business.</p><p>"The permit fee for a fireworks tent is $1,000," says Spring Hill, Kan., city administrator Jonathan Roberts.</p><p>Fireworks are banned in most of Johnson County. But in recent years, Spring Hill, De Soto and Edgerton have decided to allow fireworks within city limits.</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:50:45 +0000 Elle Moxley 58307 at http://kcur.org Fireworks Sales Generate Economic Returns For Some Metro Communities Your Guide To Fourth Of July Festivities In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/your-guide-fourth-july-festivities-kansas-city <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Whether you're rocking a Stars and Stripes jumpsuit or merely soaking in the patriotic atmosphere, Independence Day is a time for celebration. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But with so many displays, parades, and other festivities, it can be a little daunting to decide just how to celebrate.</span></p><p>That is why we've decided to plan out your itinerary for the entire day.&nbsp;Here are some of the best places in&nbsp;the metro area to make your Fourth of July a real humdinger:</p><p><b>Morning activities</b></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:26:57 +0000 Cody Newill 57903 at http://kcur.org Your Guide To Fourth Of July Festivities In Kansas City Food For The Fourth http://kcur.org/post/food-fourth <p></p><p>There are many traditions associated with the Fourth of July: parades, fireworks and food. Just as America is a melting pot of its people, so are the picnics and barbeques we sit down to as we mark our nation’s birth.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Kaitlin Brennan 39486 at http://kcur.org Food For The Fourth Kansas City Bomb Squad Shows Fireworks' Power http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-bomb-squad-shows-fireworks-power <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Parts of Kansas City, within the city limits, have the look and feel of rural America. But there is still no license to do what seems natural on Independence Day.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fireworks are as much a part of the Fourth of July as flag waving and patriotic music. Fireworks are illegal in many parts of the Kansas City region. &nbsp;Kansas City, Missouri Police have the power to write citations and confiscate. &nbsp;Even possession of fireworks is illegal in Kansas City.</span></p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 17:58:25 +0000 Dan Verbeck 39485 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Bomb Squad Shows Fireworks' Power 11 Places To Watch Fireworks In The Kansas City Area http://kcur.org/post/11-places-watch-fireworks-kansas-city-area <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From its inception, Americans have celebrated the Fourth of July with grand fireworks displays.</span></p><p>John Adams envisioned fireworks as part of the festivities before the Declaration of Independence was even signed, and <a href="http://www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/2012/07/history_of_fireworks_in_america_why_do_we_celebrate_fourth_of_july_with_fireworks_.html">the first commemorative Fourth of July featured a display that began and ended with 13 rockets</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:58:57 +0000 Briana O'Higgins, Brian Ellison, Ross Stinemetz & Matthew Long-Middleton 39254 at http://kcur.org 11 Places To Watch Fireworks In The Kansas City Area Independence Day Goes Up In Smoke http://kcur.org/post/independence-day-goes-smoke <p>As a criminal defense attorney in Kansas City, John Humphrey wasn&#39;t used to being on the wrong side of the law.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 16:46:18 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross & Zack Lewandowski 20389 at http://kcur.org Independence Day Goes Up In Smoke Fourth Of July A Scary Time For Pets http://kcur.org/post/fourth-july-scary-time-pets <p>Salina, KS – Fireworks make the 4th of July a favorite holiday for many people. But as Kansas Public Radio's Bryan Thompson explains, it's not so popular with pets.</p> Fri, 02 Jul 2010 13:23:20 +0000 Bryan Thompson 6782 at http://kcur.org Fourth Of July A Scary Time For Pets