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Hispanic contractors association of Greater Association of greater kansas city urges kansas city council to reject edgemoor

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Feb. 6, 2018) – The Hispanic Contractors Association of Greater Kansas City is calling on the Kansas City Council to reject Edgemoor, the proposed developer for the new KCI.  Hispanic Contractor Association leaders say they do not trust that Edgemoor is committed to support the local Latino community and provide real opportunities to local Hispanic-owned businesses.    “The KCI project has the power to change the trajectory of the Hispanic business …

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Procter & Gamble closing KCK plant

By Eulogio JP Manufacturing giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced the closing of its Kansas City, Kan., plant. On Feb. 7, Procter & Gamble’s area employees heard the news for the first time. Company leaders, including CEO David Taylor, are aggressively trying to cut manufacturing costs to help Procter & Gamble become more profitable and competitive. Established in 1905, …

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Amazon says “No” to KCMO

By Eulogio JP Amazon isn’t setting up offices in Kansas City, Mo. In September 2017, Amazon announced it would accept proposals from cities interested in hosting its second campus headquarters, which are planned to be as large as its main campus in Seattle. Applicant cities had to have a metropolitan area with more than 1 million people, a stable and …

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Airport renovation project stuck on the runway – for now

Compiled From Area Media Reports The renovation of Kansas City International (KCI) Airport might not take off as quickly as Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James and other proponents of the project had hoped. As multiple Kansas City area news agencies have reported, the Kansas City Council voted 9-4 on Dec. 14 against a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Edgemoor …

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Armed man shot by off-duty officer at Lenexa Costco

By Tere Siqueira On Nov. 26, an Edwardsville, Kan., man was killed after being shot by an off-duty police officer following an incident in a Costco in Lenexa, Kan. Ronald Hunt allegedly walked into the store, threatening customers and employees. The 58-year-old also reportedly brandished a gun inside the store. The Costco, located near 95th Street and Interstate Highway 35, …

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Open investigation against Google

Missouri attorney general opens investigation into Google By Tere Siqueira On Nov. 13, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley launched an investigation of Google to seek information about the company’s collection and use of users’ private data. According to the Republican, who’s running in 2018 for the U.S. Senate, Google has mishandled private customers’ data and manipulated its search results to …

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Boyhood work leads Gonzalez to career in adulthood

Alejandro Gonzalez found his profession early in life. The Kansas City area resident and founder and owner of Gonzalez Construction started working in construction at age 9, helping his grandfather. Eventually, he settled in Columbia, Mo., for a while, where he worked with an uncle. “Later on, I found out that the market in Kansas City was good and I …

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50 years later, celebrating Tivo Garcia’s life

Edie R. Lambert A half-century ago this month, a young immigrant valiantly saved two lives. It cost him his own. In observance of the 50th anniversary of his selfless gallantry, Kansas Citians will celebrate his life at the school named for him on the city’s Westside. The public is invited to the Primitivo Garcia 50th Year Memorial on Saturday, Nov. …

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HEDC will soon build Center for Urban Enterprise (CUE)

In 2009, the Hispanic Economic Development Corporation purchased a vacant warehouse in Kansas City’s Westside neighborhood – at the request of the community – with the intent of preserving and sustaining the neighborhood. In September 2017, HEDC made a major leap towards its earlier goal, with the award of a $1.6 million grant from the US Department of Commerce’s Economic …

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CrossFit coach, veteran encouraging people to fight depression

In 2016, Chase Knight considered committing suicide. In 2017, he owns a CrossFit gym and motivates others to follow their goals. “I started becoming depressed when I was 9 or 10 (years old),” Knight said. “I was bullied at school, so my parents put me in therapy and I was diagnosed with depression.” During his teens, Knight joined the military …

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