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Labor Day

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Like many states, Michigan began observing the Labor Day holiday in 1894.  Washtenaw County played a role in developing the movement before it became a holiday.  


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The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to vehicle traffic this morning.  The bridge authority is ready to deal with long traffic backups and other inconveniences to holiday travelers.


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The Mackinac Bridge will be largely closed to vehicle traffic the morning of Labor Day. 


Former President Bill Clinton was a crowd-stopper as he marched in Detroit’s Labor Day Parade on behalf of his wife’s presidential campaign.  The parade was often delayed as Clinton was stopped for selfies. 

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Thousands of area commuters will soon get back into their driving routines with the re-opening of another local freeway after months of construction.


School Districts Receive Waivers To Start Early

Jul 22, 2016
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Students might need to change their Labor Day weekend plans.  This fall, 50 school districts will have a new, earlier start date.  


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If you have the day off Monday there's no shortage of events you can participate in to help celebrate working Americans.

The Detroit Jazz Festival wraps up Monday, as does the Saline Community Fair, being held at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds. 

Today's also your last chance to visit the traveling Vietnam Moving Wall at East Bennett Park in Whitmore Lake.