Avalos readying for virtual school year

By Tere Siqueira Evette Avalos is doing what many Kansas City area children are doing: She is getting ready to resume her schooling. Avalos, who attends Indian Woods Middle School in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, will be a seventh-grader this year. She is among those students who will take classes online. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

Florentino Camacho dies at 71

Longtime Kansas City, Missouri, resident Florentino “Tino” Camacho Jr., 71, died peacefully on Aug. 11. Born in Laredo, Texas, Camacho made a career as a salesman. He was a community activist and an advocate for those who had been treated unfairly or unjustly. Camacho was a deeply Catholic man, too, being a 4th-degree member of […]

Chavez-Bueno, Olarte explore why more Latinos are getting COVID-19

By Angie Baldelomar Official statistics show that Latinos are hospitalized and dying from the coronavirus (COVID-19) at four times the rates of whites — which has become a growing concern among medical experts, according to two doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. “The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the inequalities among the different populations […]