KC Girls Prep expands enrollment to sixth-graders




By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City Girls Preparatory Academy has added a new grade level to its enrollment list. The first all-girls public school that opened its doors in August 2019 is enrolling fifth- and sixth-graders. After a year as a school, Tara Haskins, KC Girls Prep school leader, said this first year has been a […]

HDF announces 2020 scholarship recipients




By Angie Baldelomar The Hispanic Development Fund (HDF) Scholarship Program has announced its 2020 Scholar cohort. David Ochoa, HDF executive director, said there were 325 recipients of scholarships. This year, the total amount of scholarships awarded reached $689,000, making it the largest amount in its history. “This is in response to understanding that COVID-19 has […]

KCK Public Library offering online programming




By Angie Baldelomar Although the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Library’s doors are closed, it offers a series of online resources the community can access from their homes. Kim Woolery, arts and communication librarian, said those with library cards can access online databases, audiobooks, ebooks and movies in the library’s eCommunity site. “If they don’t have […]

The importance of social distancing




Commentary by Chara Nowadays we listen everyday people talk about social distancing. Although it is strange and and can seem weird at the beginning, we should take care of ourselves and learn to see it as a normal practice in our day to day until the COVID-19 crisis solves. Many people think that social distancing […]

Kansas has one of America’s highest distracted driving rates




By Chara A recently published study by the financial website MoneyGeek.com analyzed federal statistics to determine which states have the highest rates of distracted driving. According to the results, Kansas is the one of them. Kansas was ranked the second-deadliest state. The ranking was based on the study of federal statistics on fatalities and roadway […]

College is still important in 2020




Commentary by Tere Siqueira In the Digital Age, when most information is easily accessible online, many people might think a college education is no longer necessary. Not true. A college degree is critical to your success in today’s workforce. It can have a significant impact on other areas of your life, too. Some of the […]

31 Students Are Awarded Scholarships at Annual Banquet of The Builders’ Association




Kansas City, MO – Thirty-one outstanding students received scholarships at The Builders’ Association’s Annual Banquet, which was held at The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center on Friday, February 21, 2020. The scholarships were funded by donations to The Builders’ Association Scholarship Foundation, a nonprofit endowment fund established to support, through scholarships, the academic education […]

Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 2)




The person your loved one appoints as his health care agent should know him well and be willing to carry out the directions your loved one has given to the agent regardless of personal feelings or influence from family and friends. Your loved one should be sure to name an alternate agent to stand in […]

Advance Directive: Creating a Living Will and Health Care Power of Attorney (Part 1)




By thinking ahead and communicating treatment preferences early on, your loved one can prevent arguments and spare those close to him the anxiety of having to guess his wishes. Most important, he will have the opportunity to make very personal health care decisions for himself. These documents — called advanced directives — serve as a record of […]

Headed Back to School?




By Jean Chatzky There’s plenty of financial help out there if you know where to look It’s one of the questions I get asked most often: Do you save for your children to attend college or for your retirement? The answer is the latter — because there’s plenty of financial aid for college but no financial aidfor retirement. […]