Save the people’s post office

The 245-year-old U.S. Postal System (USPS) is the only mail service that delivers to every United States address. Last year, the self-financing independent federal agency delivered 143 billion pieces of mail to 160 million addresses, claims the USPS, which also boasts that “for much of rural America, we are often the only delivery option.” Now […]

A voter’s guide to the Kansas 2020 primary elections

What’s on the ballot? By Angie Baldelomar Registered voters of the Kansas City area – and nationwide, for that matter – are preparing to cast their votes in the Aug. 4 primary elections. For those registered to vote, here is a rundown of the races that will appear on the ballot in the Kansas primaries: […]

JCCC shares reopening plans for fall 2020

By Angie Baldelomar Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is preparing for the 2020 fall semester. When classes start on Aug. 24, 80% of the Overland Park, Kansas-based college’s classes will be online, either in the traditional form of online students are used to or an online hybrid that will have a virtual class time for […]

What You Need to Know About Wyandotte County Mask Requirements

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people in our community are required to wear masks when in public. Here are some additional details to help you know when and how to wear a mask and where masks are required, courtesy of the Unified Government Public Health Department. What we’re asking the public to do: *Please […]

Kansas Board of Education scrapes Gov. Kelly’s order to delay school start date

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas State Board of Education has nixed Gov. Laura Kelly’s executive order that would push the start date of schools until after Labor Day. With their 5-5 vote, the board of education’s decision means local schools districts will determine when they start classes this fall. Because there was no simple majority, […]