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Watson receives Carlos F. Cortes Award

By Chara On Oct. 12, Henri Watson got a surprise. That day, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Kansas City (HCC) presented Watson with the Carlos F. Cortes Humanitarian of the Year Award during its gala at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. The award is presented to individuals who best exemplify the traits of volunteering, community …

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Kansas City is sending Humanitarian Aid to Victims of the Earthquakes in Mexico

In Partnership with Reyes Media, Dos Mundos Bilingual News Paper, Westside CAN Center, Custom Foods Inc., the Sister of St Francis-Warehouse project, Price Chopper –Roeland Park-, Sun Fresh -18th street-, Woodland Volunteers and the people of Kansas City, Woodland was able to collect supplies that includes tents, wheel chairs, tools, crutches, walkers, cans, soap, first aid kits, gloves, flash light, …

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El Centro renames building to honor Ruiz

By Chara El Centro Inc. has honored one of its longtime contributors. In September, the Kansas City, Kan.-based non-profit organization renamed its administrative building on Minnesota Avenue the Richard A. Ruiz Administrative and Services Building. According to Irene Caudillo, El Centro president and CEO, board members began talks about the name change a few years ago. “We were discussing (planning) …

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Termómetro KC – Noticias Locales

09/21/17 La policía de Kansas City, Kan., está investigando un tiroteo que ocurrió en la calle N. 5th, cerca de la Avenida Quindaro. Una persona sufrió de heridas graves y fue llevada a un hospital del área. Al día de hoy no se tienen pistas de quién puedo haber cometido el crimen, pero ya se investigan los hechos. 09/21/17 La …

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Free and low-cost flu vaccinations available in KC area

CDC recommends getting vaccinations now By Dermidio Juez-Perez Flu season is around the corner. It’s recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that anyone at least 6 months old get a flu vaccination now to reduce the chances of getting the flu, rather than waiting for the cold and flu season. Kansas City area residents who don’t have …

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Cordoba receives Othli Award

On Tuesday (Sept. 12), the Consulate of Mexico held its Othli Award ceremony at the KCP&L corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., to recognize the work of Dr. Luis Cordoba, executive director of student intervention programs at Kansas City Public Schools. The Othli Award is granted to a Mexican, Mexican-American or Latino leader leaving a long-lasting impact on the community. …

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Termómetro KC – Noticias Locales

09/07/17 Un hombre de Kansas City, Mo., ha sido culpado de haber asesinado a una persona en un tiroteo que tuvo lugar en Westport en 2016. El hombre fue acusado de asesinato, robo y posesión de arma de fuego. El incidente tuvo lugar en un estacionamiento y el hombre pudo ser arrestado gracias a cámaras de seguridad en la zona. …

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Westside opposing Boulevard Brewery’s beer garden proposal

By Melissa Arroyo Boulevard Brewery executives have proposed a new addition to their Southwest Boulevard location: an outdoor beer garden next to the visitor’s center. But Westside neighbors are meeting the proposal with resistance. The reason: The drinking space would be side-by-side with Sacred Heart/Guadalupe Catholic Church. During a recent informational meeting held by the brewery, residents shared incidents involving …

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Latino Writers Collective nominated for international award

By Melissa Arroyo The Latino Writers Collective, an organization of Kansas City area Latino writers seeking to promote Latino arts and culture in the United States, celebrated their 10th anniversary in 2016 by launching “Corazon y una lengua peregrina: poesía y narrativa.” The book includes a collection of 11 stories and 28 poems about the Latino experience in the United …

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Parkville Latina a national star

By Edie R. Lambert Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff is a remarkable record-breaker/trailblazer. On July 29, she won the Miss Teen USA title. The Parkville, Mo. national titleholder is the first ever from the Kansas City metro area and only the second from Missouri in the competition’s 35-year history. She’s the first Latina to wear the crown in 10 years. Dominguez-Heithoff won the …

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