Suicide awareness, prevention are timely topics

By Angie Baldelomar This is a fitting time for Americans to focus on suicide awareness and prevention. For one thing, September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. For another, the current COVID-19 climate is triggering stress and other mental health problems, including suicidal thoughts or thoughts of self-harming. When focusing on suicide awareness, it is […]

Family’s immigration story part of former NBA star’s roots

By Angie Baldelomar Many Kansas City area basketball fans know the name Earl Watson Jr. What they might not know is, Watson is Latino. Watson, a native of Kansas City, Kansas, is the son of Earl and Estella Watson Sr. Way before she took the name surname Watson, Estella woke up at 2 a.m. to […]

ICE makes largest deportation sweep of the pandemic

By Tere Siqueira U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has made more than 2,000 arrests during a nationwide operation lasting almost six weeks – the agency’s largest deportation sweep since the coronavirus pandemic began this winter. Since mid-July, immigration agents have reportedly taken immigrants into custody from their homes, workplaces and other sites, including a […]