KC Zoo reopens, adding safety measures




By Angie Baldelomar The Kansas City Zoo has finally reopened to the public. However, the experience might seem different this time around. To ensure the safety of employees and guests alike, the zoo has implemented a series of changes to its activities. “We want people to feel safe … (when) they come back to the […]

Halpern a friendly face connecting Mayor’s Office with Hispanic constituents




By Angie Baldelomar Carlota Halpern has been a part of Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas’ team since his time as a councilman. Halpern left such an impression that she is Lucas’ office manager for the Mayor’s Office. Halpern answers calls and greets visitors. She also is a key member in connecting the Hispanic community […]

CHC of WyCo offering Latinos resources during the pandemic




By Tere Siqueira The Community Health Council (CHC) of Wyandotte County (Kansas) is trying to right a social wrong as it offers various services to help people get through the coronavirus pandemic. Studies in California reveal that the virus is affecting different racial groups unevenly – i.e., the virus is attacking minorities in bigger numbers. […]

Domino’s and Sporting Serves provide free pizzas to those in need




Photos by gary@rohmanphotography.com Domino’s distributed 250 free pizzas to local individuals and families affected by COVID-19 on Wednesday (May 6) in partnership with Sporting Serves, a newly established philanthropic platform in which Sporting Kansas City provides relief to citizens across Greater Kansas City. Sporting Serves will see Sporting Kansas City and The Victory Project — the club’s […]

How to celebrate Mother’s Day by using social distancing




Commentary by Chara This Sunday (May 10), many mothers nationwide will not get to see and hug their children on Mother’s Day, as they have done in previous years, because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the pandemic is not a reason to stop celebrating mothers. Here are some ideas to help you celebrate your mom […]

Mision Alcance offering help during pandemic




By Tere Siqueira According to area data from public health departments, Latinos are being disproportionately affected by the coronavirus. Mision Alcance (Mission Scope in English), a charity organization, is working to help Latinos and non-Latinos get the treatment they need. According to Mision Alcance founder Alma Vargas, the organization is offering multiple programs to help […]

Recommendations for reopening local businesses




By Angie Baldelomar The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, along with other area organizations, has released a set of guidelines to help businesses get back to work safely. Released under the name “Safe Return KC: A Guide for Responsible Re-Entry to the Workplace,” the guidelines consist of a series of suggestions on how to […]

Latinas plan to celebrate Mother’s Day differently this year




Interviews by Chara This year, Mother’s Day will be celebrated differently than most years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many families are following social distancing measures. As a result, many sons and daughters who do not live with their parents plan to celebrate Mother’s Day, which will be observed this Sunday (May 10), through video […]

KCMO Mayor announces reopening plan




By Roberta Pardo Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Wednesday (April 29) the city’s phased plan for reopening. Beginning May 15, all Kansas City business will be able to open, Lucas said in a news press conference, but they must adhere to the “10/10/10 Rule.” This rule specifies that all nonessential Kansas City businesses […]

GCI offering help during pandemic




By Chara Guadalupe Centers Inc. (GCI) is working to help Kansas City area residents get through the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. According to Elvira Cunningham, director of workforce development and adult education, GCI is offering multiple programs to support the community and help them address their needs. One program that GCI just started consists of helping […]