Masking to prevent Covid-19 spread

On the night of Sept. 16, a promising young Latina lost her life to gunfire on Kansas City’s Westside. Daisy Martinez, 19, was among hundreds of people lining Southwest Boulevard to watch car stunts. Video footage of the event is ubiquitous on the Internet. A suspect, Diego Calderon-Guzman is in custody facing charges. He’s being […]

Pandemic raises domestic violence, child abuse issues

By Tere Siqueira The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a spotlight on numerous other crises, including reporting and responding to domestic violence and child abuse incidents. Statistics show the number of domestic violence assaults has decreased nationwide this year. On a local level, Kansas City, Missouri, officials recently claimed that domestic violence assaults have decreased […]

Violence in KC area a growing concern for CABA director

By Angie Baldelomar Edgar Galicia, a longtime Kansas City area resident and Central Avenue Better Association executive director, recently posted a video that went viral on Facebook of himself condemning yet another act of violence. “For years, we have fought against labels that accuse us of (being) criminals, illegals and such, we have fought against […]

Volume 40 Issue 40 • 10/01/20 – 10/07/20

In this issue Takeaways: An analysis of the first presidential debate Violence in KC area a growing concern for CABA director Pandemic raises domestic violence, child abuse issues      

Takeaways: An analysis of the first presidential debate

By Roberta Pardo Democratic candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate on Tuesday (Sept. 29) night, which many critics are calling a disaster. Trump bulldozed his way through the 90-minute debate, constantly interrupting Biden and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News. He likely did nothing to expand beyond […]

Help Wanted – Family Conservancy

HELP WANTED The Family Conservancy seeks the following 5 positions in KCKS Clinical Dir. – MSW, LCSW-MO & LSCSW-KS license, 5 yrs. post-clinical exp. & prev. supervision exp. req’d. Bilingual Clinical Prog. Mngr – MSW, LCSW-MO & LSCSW-KS license, 4 yrs. post-clinical exp. req’d. & prev. supervision exp. prefr’d. Head Start Hlth Coord. – BA/BS, […]