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Biden to Highlight ‘Dignity of American Workers’ at Labor Day Events

Biden to Highlight ‘Dignity of American Workers’ at Labor Day Events

U.S. President Joe Biden is traveling Monday to Wisconsin and Pennsylvania to take part in celebrations for the annual Labor Day holiday.

The White House said Biden will use speeches in both Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to highlight the “dignity of American workers.”

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh is joining Biden for the events.

The president on Sunday expressed his support for a California state measure that would give agricultural workers expanded ways to vote in union elections.

“Government should work to remove — not erect — barriers to workers organizing. But ultimately workers must make the choice whether to organize a union,” Biden said.

California’s legislature has approved the bill, which would let workers cast union ballots by mail. But California Governor Gavin Newsom has opposed the measure in its current form, with a spokesperson citing concerns about the system being untested and lacking necessary steps to protect election integrity.

Monday’s holiday honoring workers in the United States was first celebrated in 1894, and it includes parades and other events in cities across the country.

Labor Day also represents an unofficial end to summer with a last busy long weekend for travelers and many children set to begin their school year.

Some information for this story came from The Associated Press.

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Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

Cincinnati’s Labor Day celebrations, deals & events

CINCINNATI (WXIX) – Labor Day weekend events are in-the-works for the Queen City as many businesses and communities organize a plethora of things to do for the holiday weekend.

“Name Your Price” Adoption Event with Cincinnati Animal CARE

Cincinnati Animal CARE has been at over capacity since April and are looking to find these dogs homes.

The “Name Your Price” adoption event will be held Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their pet adoption center in Pleasant Ridge.

The shelter in Northside will be open Sunday from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. for adoptions as well.

Hamilton’s Octoberfest 2022

The city of Hamilton is hosting their annual Octoberfest Sept. 2 to Sept. 4 this year at 2361 Hamilton Cleves Rd. The event has been around since 1968 where people can enjoy homemade German foods, listen to live music and play games while drinking Warstiner beer.

  • Sept. 2: 5-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 3: 1-11 p.m.
  • Sept. 4: 1-8 p.m.

Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks & Riverfest

Since 1977, Cincinnati has held an annual end-of-summer event with a WEBN firework show, one of the biggest firework shows in the Midwest.

During the day, enjoy an all-day celebration with music, food and various entertainment starting at noon.

Watch the firework show from both sides of the Ohio River at Sawyer Point & Yeatman’s Cove, Mt. Echo Park and Newport on the Levee starting at 9 p.m.

Cincinnati Metro Bussing

Cincinnati Metro is offering free rides Sept. 3 and Sept 4. for all metro busses and access routes.

West Chester Township Symphony Orchestra Concert

West Chester Township is celebrating the end of summer with their annual Labor Day concert at Keehner Park Amphitheater on Sept. 5 at 6:30 p.m.

Tri-State Antique Market

Celebrate Labor Day at the Tri-State Antique Market, Indiana’s largest vintage market on Sept. 4 from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In the past, over 200 vendors have attended, selling their antique and vintage items.

The event will be held at the Lawrenceburg, Indiana Fairgrounds.

Adult admission is $4, and pets and children are free to attend.

Lunken Airport Days

Lunken Airport is giving warbird and helicopter rides on Sept. 3-4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In addition, they will also be hosting a color guard ceremony each day at noon with a special patriotic presentation by UC’s ROTC on Sept. 3.

Admission and parking are free for this event.

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Labor Day 2022 in Portland: What’s open, what’s closed, and weekend events

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Here’s a list of government offices and some local attractions and their status for the Labor Day holiday, which falls on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022.

Federal offices and courts: closed.

Oregon and Washington state offices and courts: closed.

Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark county offices, city of Portland and Vancouver offices, Metro regional center: closed.

Transit on Labor Day: TriMet buses and MAX are on Sunday schedule. WES has no service. Portland Streetcar is on Saturday schedule. C-Tran: Sunday/holiday schedule. Portland Aerial Tram is closed.

Multnomah, Clackamas and Washington county libraries and Fort Vancouver Regional Library District branches: closed.

U.S. Postal Service offices: closed, no regular mail service.

Banks: closed, some in-store branches may be open.

Portland parking meters: free, but meters enforced in Washington Park, the Oregon Zoo and Willamette Park.

Oregon Zoo: Open.

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: Open.

Oregon Historical Society: Closed.

Looking for something to do Labor Day weekend? Check out these options:

Grand Prix of Portland

The IndyCar racing series returns to Portland’s International Raceway for three days of speed and racing thrills. Various types of racing are featured including Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, the USF 2000 Championship and ARCA Menards Series West. Some of racing’s finest names are scheduled to compete in Portland this weekend including Alex Palou, Will Power, and Takuma Sato. The field will also include seven Indianapolis 500 winners. Gates 8:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept 2-4, PIR, 1940 N. Victory Blvd; tickets start at $20, ages 12 and younger get free general admission;

Art in the Pearl

Portland will round out summer with the 26th annual festival of art that fills the north Park Blocks with color, texture, and music over the Labor Day weekend. This year, strolling musical performers in lieu of the previous Songwriters Stage. The juried show offers three days of fine art from more than 100 creators in a variety of media. Art In The Pearl is Portland’s largest outdoor art fair, drawing thousands of people every year under the canopy of trees in the historic North Park Blocks of the Pearl District. Meet the artists and purchase original artwork. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3-5, North Park Blocks, Pearl District on Eighth Avenue between Northwest Davis and Flanders streets; free admission;

“Show N’ Shine” car show

The Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum hosts its 25th annual car show and swap meet. More than 125 vehicles are expected to roll into Stevenson for the show and set up along the lawn on the museum’s grounds. Come by to admire the classic cars and trucks, listen to some live oldies music and shop the vendors for gear-head goods. Food vendors will offer burgers, polish sausages, popcorn, ice cream, beverages, and strawberry shortcake. Swap hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m., show hours noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center, 990 S.W. Rock Creek Drive, Stevenson, Wash.; free spectator admission;

Ukrainian Day PDX

The Ukrainian American community of Oregon and Southwest Washington is offering a Ukrainian Day with the help of the Ukrainian Foundation. Enjoy live music by Ukrainian musicians as well as local performers. See traditional dances and taste national foods. Artists will demonstrate their skills, and workshops and classes are available for all ages. All proceeds raised will go to purchase lifesaving medical supplies for Ukrainian people affected by the war. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, Westmoreland Nature Playground, 7530 S.E. 22nd Ave.;

Waterfront Concert and Festival

Oregon Symphony announces the return of the largest free community concert in Oregon. Each year symphony musicians take to the grass at Tom McCall Waterfront Park to give a family-friendly concert of music from popular films including “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi,” “Hocus Pocus,” and the Harry Potter movies, masterworks from iconic composers including Mozart, Brahms, and Tchaikovsky, and pieces from faraway lands. The concert starts with several performances by local artists including Portland Taiko, MYSfits, vocalist Alonzo Chadwick and Zoulful, and blues and gospel vocalist LaRhonda Steele. The evening ends with a stirring rendition of the 1812 Overture – like fireworks for your ears. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 Tom McCall Waterfront Park in the bowl south of the Hawthorne Bridge; free;

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Events, celebrations planned Labor Day Weekend

Events, celebrations planned Labor Day Weekend

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The vintage sawmill is shown in operation at last year’s U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association Annual Show at the U.P. State Fairgrounds. This year’s starts Friday and runs through Labor day.

Local communities and groups are hosting a wide array of celebrations and events this Labor Day weekend. They include:


Beginning Friday, September 2, the U.P. Steam and Gas Engine Association 47th Annual Show will be held on Labor Day weekend, September 2-5, at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba. Featured at the show this year are International Harvester, plus one of the largest indoor-outdoor flea markets in the U.P. and a knife and gun show.

There is a fee to enter, but children 14 and under are admitted free of charge.

Gates are open Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 9 a.m to 5 p.m., Sunday, September 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, September 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

New this year is a barn dance on Friday at 7 p.m. and Sunday 6 p.m.; Spark Show on Saturday and Sunday at 9 p.m., weather permitting.

Tractor games are planned Saturday and a kids sawdust money hunt. Sunday events include tractor slow races, Hawaiian theme shopping cart decorating contest for kids 5-14. Carts will be provided and there will be cash prizes.

There will also be a barnyard theme trailer decorating contest. Any trailer that can be towed behind a tractor and/or lawn tractor can enter. There will be cash prizes for the winners. Participants must register for contests by 6 p.m. on Friday, September 2 by calling or texting Nicole Landers at 906-280-8453.

During the show there will be threshing, hay baling, rock crusher, drag saw, shingle mill and saw mill demonstrations in the Antique Village. Daily parades start at 1 p.m. and engine crank-ups start at 2 p.m. In Antique Village, the Cook Shack offers a selection of soups and sandwiches. The Ice Cream Shop serves up hand-dipped cones and floats. In the General Store attendees will find a variety of baked goods. A pie sale is located at the back of the indoor flea market in the Miracle of Life Building.

You will also find various other food vendors, arts and crafts vendors on the showgrounds.

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The Escanaba Municipal Dock is the site for the Rock the Dock Labor Day celebration September 3, 4, and 5. On Saturday, September 3, Reflections will play from 6 to 10 p.m. On Sunday, September 4 Angels and Outlaws will play from 1 to 4 p.m. and Smooth will play 4:30 to 8 p.m.

On Monday, September 5, there will be a parade down Ludington Street at noon. The parade lineup at the marketplace downtown Ludington Street at 11 a.m. The Monument to Labor will be dedicated by the Delta County Trades and Labor at the Municipal Dock.

The band Sit Down Francis and play from 1 to 4 p.m. and We Ain’t Saints from 4:30 to 8 p.m. For the kids there will be bounce houses and petting zoo. There will be a golf ball raffle by the Delta County Trades and Labor Union. The City of Escanaba Recreation Department is selling only 600 golf balls with $5,000 in cash and prizes awarded. All proceeds are going to the Delta County Trades and Labor Charity/Scholarship Fund and the City of Escanaba Recreation Department. Refreshments and food vendors.


Community members and organizations in Rock are hosting a variety of activities and entertainment throughout Labor Day weekend including a parade, midway food and games, and more than a dozen bands.

In addition to the Rock Lions Club Annual Labor Day Parade and festival on Saturday, Sept. 3, several rock and roll, rhythm and blues bands are scheduled to perform at two other local venues Sept. 2-4.

The Rock Senior Center is also hosting its annual rummage sale just west of Rock on Saturday, Sept. 3. The Rock American Legion Auxiliary will sell baked goods there. Rock Faith Food Pantry is holding a non-perishable food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to “Fill the Gazebo” in town.

Local Lions Club members have been participating in work bees and have more setting up to do to prepare the grounds for the annual Labor Day Festival known for decades as “The largest small town celebration in the U.P.”

The annual celebration begins with a parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3. Parade participants can pre-register by calling 906-356-9040. Registration will also take place that day beginning at 10 a.m. at the fire hall on East Maple Ridge 37th Road, east of the lone flashing light in town. No theme is designated for the parade and no judging will take place.

Following the parade, the public is invited to the festivities taking place along the midway at the Rock Lions Clubhouse located at 14454 Highway M-35, just north of the flashing light in town. There will be food, beer, various games, a bean bag tournament, a kids tractor pull, cowpie bingo, a flea market, crafts, baked goods, and bounce houses on site. The local student robotics team will be demonstrating its skills for the public, also. A local D.J. service will provide tunes from noon to 4 p.m.

The Wells Lions food stand will offer a variety of food and refreshments.

The Rock Lions Club members have been selling 50/50 raffle tickets. Winners will be drawn at 3 p.m. Saturday. The “Share the Wealth” raffle will award 30 percent of the proceeds to first place, 15 percent to second place, and 5 percent to third place.

The public is also invited to attend 11 band performances Friday through Sunday, Sept. 2, 3 and 4 during the Second Annual Boogie Fest Too concert taking place five miles west of Rock at 14069 County Line G Road. In addition to the rock and roll, rhythm and blues music, there will be a pig roast, vendors, and a bucket raffle. The event contributes to a community emergency fund with a portion of its ticket proceeds.

Bands featured at this year’s Boogie Fest Too lineup include “Fyrbird” at 8 p.m. Friday. Performers on Saturday and Sunday include “Todd Michael,” “Sunset Strip,” “Copper Box,” “Cornfield Mafia,” “Next Myle,” “Eddie and the Bluesers,” “Dexter Rowe,” ‘Out Lawd,” “Howard Guitar Luedke,” and “TC Knuckleheads.”

Camping is also available at the music fest. On Sept. 2, a “Friday Fun Day” is scheduled and will include a campground parade, games, and an 80’s costume contest.

Ticket and camping information can be accessed at or call 906-356-6191.


Nahma Labor Day celebration on September 4, 2022 begins at 11 a.m. with a parade. Charley MacIntosh is this year’s Grand Marshall for the Nahma Labor Day Celebration.

A car show will line up at the golf course for parade. For more information call Don at 644-2029.

The celebration will also include craft tables, beer and refreshments, raffles, kids games, bounce house, kids escape room, log sawing and nail pounding contest, cakewalk, horseshoe contest, corn hole contest and more. Food and refreshments will be available.

Live music will begin at noon with Backroads 906 and later the Mionor and The Elders. For more information 906-450-7175, 906-553-1027 or 906-420-5077


The Biggest Littlest Bridge Walk-The Cedar River BridgeWalk is Saturday, September 3. Festivities begin with music at 10 a.m. CDT at the Cedarville Township Hall on the north side of Cedar River on Old Mill Lane and across from the marina at the Cedarville Township Hall and Volunteer Fire Department

Opening ceremonies for the BridgeWalk will start at 11 a.m. CDT, with the walk beginning shortly after.

BridgeWalkers will find festivities, food, raffles and various vendors on the south side of the Cedar River Bridge.

Proceeds benefit Sportsmen with Heart, Cedar River Chapel and the Cedarville Township Volunteer Fire Department. This event is endorsed by MI Governor’s Council on Health and Fitness.


The 2022 Annual Bridge Walk is Monday, Sept. 5. The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to public traffic from 6:30 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept. 5, to accommodate the 2022 Annual Bridge Walk.

For participant health and safety, the Mackinac Bridge Authority urges participants to follow CDC recommendations.

No bus transportation across the bridge will be provided. Walkers who decide to walk across the entire bridge will need to arrange their own transportation back to the end of the bridge where they started after the bridge reopens to public traffic at noon. There is limited parking space available west of the Mackinac Bridge Authority plaza area.

For those seeking alternative transportation during the event, the local Mackinac Island ferry companies offer transportation between St. Ignace, Mackinaw City, and Mackinac Island, as well as between St. Ignace and Mackinaw City. Local transportation companies also offer shuttle service between various locations.

There is no fee or registration required to participate in the walk. The walk begins at 7 a.m. You may start walking any time after the governor’s party starts the walk at approximately 7 a.m. No one will be permitted to start after 11:30 a.m., so make sure you arrive early.

The walk begins in St. Ignace at the north end of the Mackinac Bridge in the Upper Peninsula, and in Mackinaw City at the south end of the bridge in the Lower Peninsula. To participate in the walk you may:

– Walk form either end of the bridge, turning around at the midpoint and returning to the city you started from, where your transportation is located. The turnaround points will move towards the ends of the bridge beginning at 10 a.m., but walkers can walk at least a portion of the bridge if you start by 11:30 a.m. Walkers must be on the side of the bridge they wish to return to before 10 a.m. or you will be turned back.

– Walk from either end of the bridge and continue across to the other side. This option is most like previous bridge walks. However, since bus transportation across the bridge will not be provided, walkers who choose this option will need to arrange for their own transportation back across after the bridge reopens at noon. Walkers who do not reach the midpoint of the bridge before 10 a.m. will be turned back.

– Walk from either end of the bridge, continuing across to the other side, then walking back to the end of the bridge you started from. This option will mean a 10-mile round trip for participants. If walkers in this option do not reach the midpoint of the bridge on their return trip by 10 a.m. will be turned back.

Walkers will use the left-hand outside paved lane as they walk onto the bridge, regardless of which end of the bridge they start from. Walkers who turn back at the midpoint will turn right, then return using the opposite side outside paved lane. Walkers who choose to cross the entire bridge will stay in the left-hand outside paved lane all the way across.

The Michigan State Police and other official personnel will be available in the event of an emergency. For more information contact the Mackinac Bridge Authority by August 30, 2022 at 906-643-7600.

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Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off introducing new events to combat rising costs

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off introducing new events to combat rising costs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – This year, the Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off will run from Saturday Sept. 3 to Monday Sept. 5 in Memorial Park with brand new events.

An event called “balloons, bites, and brews” will be offered on the field at Memorial Park during Saturday and Sunday afternoon. From 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., there will be discounted items from vendors and a beer garden. There is also a 5k run being offered on Sunday, Sept. 4, and registration for that event is open now. Lastly, the event now provides an exclusive opportunity called “The Lift Off Lounge”. This provides the public with the chance to buy a $115 ticket that allows them access to the sponsors’ tent and includes food, drinks and VIP parking.

Labor Day Lift Off is an event free to the public, but this has become harder to sustain amidst rising costs.

“It’s one of the very few balloon events that’s for United States if not the world. And it’s been very well supported by the city of Colorado Springs and our committee, however the rising costs just overall for everybody and everybody’s daily life, it’s taking a toll on the event,” says Scott Appelman, Managing Partner of Hot Apple Productions. “There’s a lot that goes into this you know, obviously we have to host the 75 balloons that are going to be here so we have propane, hotels, hospitality, pilot packs to get everyone up here.”

Appelman cites these rising costs as a primary reason for the new events this year.

“We’re trying to add more products that will help drive revenue for the event, to help sustain this event on the long-term, so we can make sure that we’re keeping it the way that it’s been for the last 46 years,” Appelman states.

Labor Day Lift Off will also see the return of some balloon shape favorites, as Yoda and Darth Vader will be set to the skies again this year. New balloon shapes will also be introduced, including a pig named “Crispy Bacon”.

An estimated $9.4 million impact on the local economy for 2022 is expected for this year’s Labor Day Lift Off in Colorado Springs. That’s an estimated $2.5 million more than 2019 – which was the best year for the Labor Day Lift Off.

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No known threats targeting Super Bowl events in Los Angeles area this weekend, authorities say

No known threats targeting Super Bowl events in Los Angeles area this weekend, authorities say

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There are no known security threats to the Super Bowl, authorities said Tuesday as they outlined the coordinated law-enforcement effort to keep the game at SoFi Stadium and the Los Angeles region safe.

Fans attending the game can expect an enormous police presence at the stadium, which will have a tightly monitored security perimeter. Meanwhile patrol officers, tactical teams, K-9 units and paramedics will be been deployed across Los Angeles County in the run-up to the NFL championship game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals.

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said at least 500 members of his department are devoted to safety for the big game, including agents focused on ferreting out cyberthreats and preventing human trafficking.

“We have no information of a specific, credible threat against the Super Bowl,” said Mayorkas. “What this is all about is planning and preparation to prevent any incident from occurring.”

Mayorkas’s department, however, warned that a truck convoy on the order of those clogging central Ottawa, Ontario, and disrupting U.S.-Canadian commerce at a bridge near Detroit could emerge and create problems near the Super Bowl site.

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Air Force fighter jets will enforce a temporary flight-restricted zone on Sunday in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration, the FBI and other agencies. NORAD earlier in the week scheduled a defense exercise for the airspace over the Inglewood area.

The city police department in Inglewood, where the stadium is located, is the lead local law-enforcement effort. It will coordinate with the Los Angeles Police Department and the sheriff’s department. About 400 deputies were dedicated to the Super Bowl, including extra patrols for the county’s transit system, said Jack Ewell, chief of the sheriff’s Special Operations Division.

Inglewood Police Chief Mark Fronterotta said his officers will focus on preventing fights between fans, after a San Francisco 49ers fan suffered a brain injury during an altercation outside SoFi during the NFC championship game last month. “The parking lots will be extensively covered,” Fronterotta said.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said there has been no disorderly behavior at pre–Super Bowl activities at the downtown L.A. Convention Center. The LAPD has canceled some scheduled time off to ensure the department has enough staff for all the week’s events, including a possible victory parade for the Rams, Moore said.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media on Wednesday on the SoFi Stadium campus in Inglewood, Calif.

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Only small, clear bags will be allowed inside the stadium on game day, though fans are encouraged to bring as little as possible with them.

“If you want to breeze through security, less is more. The less you bring, the faster you go through security,” said Cathy Lanier, the NFL’s chief security officer.

Security measures extend to the skies, too. The North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, planned a defense exercise on Tuesday for the airspace over greater Inglewood. On Sunday, U.S. Air Force fighter jets will enforce the temporary flight-restricted zone in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration, the FBI and other agencies.

The FAA warned that drone operators who fly unmanned aircraft into the restricted area could face large fines and potential criminal prosecution.

MarketWatch contributed.