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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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Park University to Host International Festival on Nov. 17

Park University to Host International Festival on Nov. 17 Parkville, Mo.—Oct. 25, 2017 — In celebration of Park University’s Year of Diversity and International Education Week, Park’s Office of International Students is hosting “The World Underground: An International Festival” on Friday, Nov. 17. The event, which will held from 5:30 to 8 p.m., will be held in the University’s underground Academic Plaza within the Parkville Commercial …

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Veteran pursues philosophy to life in and out of uniform

By Chara Navy veteran and Kansas City area resident Mike Macias has a philosophy about life: Live life to the fullest and help as many people as you can every day because there’s no guarantee of having a tomorrow. Macias, a Texas native raised in Kansas City, Kan.’s Argentine and Kansas City, Mo.’s Westside neighborhoods, developed that philosophy partly from …

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Termómetro KC – Noticias Locales

10/26/17 Un hombre fue arrestado en Lenexa, Kan., pues se le culpa de poner en peligro la vida de sus hijos después de que autoridades lo encontraran durmiendo con sus hijos dentro de una unidad de almacenaje en la ciudad. La policía hizo el hallazgo después de que se les reportara de los hechos. El hombre se ha declarado inocente …

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Area doctor working to keep healthcare affordable

By Chara At a time when many Americans are worried about rising health insurance premiums and other healthcare costs, a Kansas City area doctor is offering what she considers affordable healthcare to area residents. Her name is Myriam Ensling. The native of Argentina offers low-cost healthcare through her practice, the Primary Care Club. Ensling’s office doesn’t accept medical insurance. Instead, …

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