KCPS and NKCPS to start instruction after Labor Day




By Roberta Pardo The Kansas City School Board unanimously voted during a July 24 meeting in favor of a plan to start classes after Labor Day, following major school districts across the state line in delaying the start of the school year until after the holiday. School will begin Sept. 8 and end June 10, […]

Marshall, Adkins, Galloway among the primary winners in Kansas, Missouri




  By Angie Baldelomar Kansas and Missouri held primaries Tuesday (Aug. 4) – and though the results are still coming in, here is a look at the winners in some of the key races. In Kansas, Roger Marshall won the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, defeating main competitor Kris Kobach. Marshall will face Democrat […]

Death toll rises to 135 people in Beirut explosion




By Angie Baldelomar On Tuesday (Aug. 4), a powerful explosion tore through Beirut’s port area, killing at least 135 people, as of Wednesday (Aug. 5), and injuring thousands more. Lebanese authorities said the enormous blast was driven by thousands of tons of ammonium nitrate, a common industrial chemical used in fertilizer and as a component […]

School plans for fall 2020




By Angie Baldelomar Three major school districts on the Kansas side of the Kansas City area have announced they will honor Gov. Laura Kelly’s order and start the 2020-21 school year after Labor Day. Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) has announced it will start classes on Sept. 9. The district school board also has […]

Missouri to vote on Medicaid expansion in Aug. 4 elections




By Roberta Pardo Missouri voters will weigh in on more than party candidates in the Aug. 4 elections; they also will decide whether to expand the federal/health state care program known as Medicaid to cover more people. If a “yes” vote wins, Amendment 2 would allow adults with incomes up to 133% of the federal […]

Trump administration refuses to accept new DACA applications




By Roberta Pardo The Trump administration will reject new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as it seeks new ways to roll back the program. In mid-July, a court in Maryland told the administration to start accepting new DACA applicants. The administration refuses to do so. Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad […]

DEPORTES Y MÁS DEPORTES: Sporting en Octavos




By Chara Cruz Azul campeón de la Copa por México Cruz Azul se coronó campeón de la Copa por México, torneo que se desarrolló desde el 3 de julio con participación de ocho clubes de la primera división como preparación rumbo al torneo Apertura 2020 que inicia este fin de semana. ‘Los Cementeros’ vencieron a […]

A voter’s guide to the Kansas 2020 primary elections




What’s on the ballot? By Angie Baldelomar Registered voters of the Kansas City area – and nationwide, for that matter – are preparing to cast their votes in the Aug. 4 primary elections. For those registered to vote, here is a rundown of the races that will appear on the ballot in the Kansas primaries: […]

JCCC shares reopening plans for fall 2020




By Angie Baldelomar Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is preparing for the 2020 fall semester. When classes start on Aug. 24, 80% of the Overland Park, Kansas-based college’s classes will be online, either in the traditional form of online students are used to or an online hybrid that will have a virtual class time for […]

Kansas Board of Education scrapes Gov. Kelly’s order to delay school start date




By Roberta Pardo The Kansas State Board of Education has nixed Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order that would push the start date of schools until after Labor Day. With their 5-5 vote, the board of education’s decision means local schools districts will determine when they start classes this fall. Because there was no simple majority, […]