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10 tips to save for College 1.Open a 529 College Savings Plan. Parents with a plan to save for college save 76 percent more than parents who are saving but don’t have a plan.* With a 529 Plan, the earnings in your account grow tax-deferred and qualified withdrawals are also tax-free…which means more money in your pocket. The availability of …

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Sofia Martinez- Manuel receives scholarship from KC Scholars

By Tere Siqueira Sofia Martinez-Manuel recently received a surprise at school – a surprise that could add up to $50,000 in educational funding over the next five years. “They told me I had a meeting with the principal,” the Olathe (Kan.) North High School junior said. “I had no idea that … (I was) going to receive … (a) scholarship. …

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Django Girls workshop teaching women technological skills

By Katherine Diaz Kansas City Women in Technology (KCWiT) will teach the basics of coding and the importance of technology July 20-21, when the organization hosts its third Django Girls workshop in Kansas City, Mo. The free, one-day workshop is part of KCWiT’s mission to increase opportunities for women to learn how to program computers and possibly pursue computer programming …

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Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown

Kansas City Police’s Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign Joins National Crackdown To Reduce Drunk Driving Fatalities ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign Will Target Substance–Impaired Drivers. Kansas City, Missouri – Local and state law enforcement will be out in full force as part of the annual nationwide May/Youth Alcohol Enforcement Crackdown “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance–impaired driving crackdown. …

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Spring shares insights about Honduras during KC area visit

By Tere Siqueira U.S. economic and political policies are hurting Honduras. That was an opinion shared by Karen Spring, coordinator for the Honduras Solidarity Network, during a recent visit to the Kansas City area that included a presentation at the Rockhurst Community Center in Kansas City, Mo., and an interview with Dos Mundos. Multiple news sources have reported that Honduras …

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YouTube is making efforts to protect its community

YouTube, the Google-owned video streaming platform, believes highly in its community guidelines. When a user accesses its platform, that user is becoming part of a community. As with any community, users must treat it with respect and responsibility if the goal is to stay around for the long term. And as with any community, you won’t like everything you see. …

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Austins share multicultural contributions to cowboy culture

From the Dos Mundos News Staff “Cowboys of Color” helps commemorate near-completion of KCMO project Not all the cowboys of the American frontier were white. That was a message shared on April 28 in Kansas City, Mo., by Jim and Gloria Austin, founders of the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum and Hall of Fame, originally called the Cowboys of Color …

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Gifts for Every Mom

Cortesy By Family Features From every skinned-up knee when you were small to nearly every celebration throughout life, she is always there. Mothers are consistently there cheering you on and supporting you. Mothers are strong, fearless and kind, and Mother’s Day is your day to give back to them for all they’ve done and show them how much those moments …

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KC area, U.S. gearing up for Cinco de Mayo

By Chara A Mexican celebration is a big celebration in the United States, including in the Kansas City area. In fact, it’s probably a more popular celebration in the United States than it is in Mexico. The celebration is Cinco de Mayo (Fifth of May), a commemoration of the Battle of Puebla. The daylong 1862 battle resulted from the French …

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AHA-KC event contributes to fight against women’s heart disease, strokes

Story by Shawn Roney and photos by Michael Alvarado More than $800K raised through campaign this year, organization estimates More than $800,000 has been raised in the Kansas City area to help fight women’s heart disease and strokes. Or maybe more, when the final figures are calculated, including those from a recent event in Overland Park, Kan. DeEtta Lee, American …

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