For some, snow days = missed meals

More than 11 million – 17.9 percent — of all kids in the U.S. experience food insecurity, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Kids in our area fare even worse. In Missouri and Kansas, 18.6 percent and 19.2 percent of kids, respectively, suffer from limited or uncertain access to an adequate amount of […]

Winter blues becoming more common in America

By Chara Shawnee resident shares his story Cases of the winter blues are becoming more common. According to statistics from the Cleveland Clinic, 500,000 Americans suffer from the winter blues – a.k.a., seasonal affective disorder (SAD). The condition is more common among people who live in cloudy regions or at high altitudes. There are several […]

Area entrepreneur offering reward for helping find him a girlfriend

By Chara Jeff Gebhart of Prairie Village, Kansas, is looking for the love of his life – and the 47-year-old entrepreneur is seeking the public’s help. Whoever finds Gebhart a girlfriend will receive a $25,000 reward, he promises. In addition, Gebhart will make a $25,000 donation to a no-kill dog shelter. “We … (developed) this […]

CDC warns Americans to prepare for coronavirus crisis in U.S.

By Angie Baldelomar Top U.S. public health officials said Tuesday (Feb. 25) that Americans should prepare for the spread of coronavirus in communities across the country, multiple media outlets reported. “It’s not so much a question of if this will happen anymore but rather more a question of exactly when this will happen and how […]

La columna de Jessica Piedra: Ten years = Green Card?

“Can I get my green card, I’ve been here ten years?” I hear that question over and over. The answer is No and Yes. The “ten-year” rule is a defense to deportation called “Cancellation of Removal” and many people are eligible to apply. However, you can only apply if you are already in deportation proceedings. […]