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.
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.
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. Kansas City, Missouri Police have the power to write citations and confiscate. Even possession of fireworks is illegal in Kansas City.
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.
Pets have sensitive hearing. And they don't understand what all the noise is about. Their instinct is to run. If that requires them to jump a fence, dig under it, or push a gate open, that's what they very well may try to do.