Westside residents protesting redevelopment project at 29th and Belleview

By Angie Baldelomar Residents of 29th and Belleview Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri, are protesting against a new rezoning development in the area.The 29 Belle Townhomes Project plans to build nine townhomes within the next three months on 29th and Bellevue Avenue in the Westside, a primarily Hispanic neighborhood.“We don’t want this in our neighborhood,” […]

Negrete works to help Hispanics become civically engaged

By Angie Baldelomar Wanting to be at the table where decisions were made was the driving force in Aude Negrete’s career.Born and raised in Mexico City, Negrete was raised in a “bilingual and bicultural environment,” she recalled. She credited that with sparking her interest in public service and politics.“That really opened my eyes to just […]