KC area artist working on documentary exploring Mexican culture

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City area artist Hugo Ximello-Salido is working on a documentary that aims to celebrate and explore Mexican culture through art. The documentary will focus on the Muxes, one-of-a-kind individuals who are assigned male identities at birth but grow up to dress and behave in ways traditionally associated with women. The Muxes […]

Cáncer de mama: Vida después de la cirugía

By Esther Beniflah Cada cuatro segundos se diagnostica cáncer de mama a una mujer. Muchas perderán uno o ambos senos durante su valiente lucha contra la enfermedad. Sin embargo, la buena noticia es que la tasa de supervivencia para el diagnóstico temprano es del 90%. Por eso, hay mucha vida después de la cirugía reconstructiva […]

KDOL offers unemployment assistance programs

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas Department of Labor wants to remind residents it is still offering unemployment assistance programs for affected workers. The first step recommended for affected workers is to file for unemployment insurance (UI) — available for up to 26 weeks. The state of Kansas temporarily extended benefits from 16 to 26 weeks […]

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Healthy habits can reduce risk of breast cancer By Roberta Pardo October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although cancer is not preventable, there are certain habits one can practice to help reduce the risk of contracting breast cancer. Here are some of those habits, courtesy of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Mayo Clinic: […]

Senate race in Kansas attracts national interest

By Roberta Pardo The race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas is within single digits, according to internal polls obtained by The Kansas City Star and released Sept 30. Republican Rep. Roger Marshall led Democrat Barbara Bollier by 4 percentage points in a poll commissioned by a pro-Marshall super PAC. Bollier’s campaign […]