Voces Consulares: Dreamers Leaders Forum

Ernestor De La Rosa and Karla Juarez are two of the 77 community representatives who participated in the IV Dreamers Leaders Forum 2021, held in the United States capital on November 20 and 21. Coming from almost all regions where there is a Mexican consulate, the participants were in Washington, D.C. for two days of dialogue […]

Help Prevent COVID-19 Spread During Busy Holiday Season

Unified Government Public Health Department (UGPHD) Announces Holiday Hours at Kmart Vaccination Facility Now that Thanksgiving is over, everyone’s focusing on preparing for Christmas – and for many of us that includes planning to gather with friends and family. The Unified Government Public Health Department urges everyone who is eligible to get their free COVID […]

Hablando con la Abogada Jessica Piedra: U Visa Applicants – Good News!

We all know Immigration-related cases can take a while, especially after the pandemic. Have you heard about the U Visa? This is a non-immigrant application that allows crime victims to legally live and work in the United States. This is a great option as it increases their opportunities to stay in the US.However, it is […]

Editorial: Building funds to communities without delay

Now that House Bill H.R. 3684 is law, the heavy lifting shifts from the president and Congress to federal agencies like the Departments of Transportation and Energy and state and local officials. It falls to federal administrators to implement the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), set up new programs and determine how best to […]

WHO warns new COVID variant poses “very high” risk

By Roberta PardoThe World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday (Nov. 29) that the global risk from the new COVID variant, named omicron, is “very high” based on early evidence, as reported by the Associated Press.The assessment from the U.N. health agency stated the mutated coronavirus could lead to surges with “severe consequences.” That is the […]

Sanchez joins Flatland as senior reporter

By Tere SiqueiraA longtime Kansas City area journalist has joined Flatland, Kansas City PBS’ online journalism platform.Former Kansas City Star reporter Mary Sanchez is the platform’s latest addition. Serving as a senior reporter, she “will work closely with the growing Flatland news team to produce in-depth stories and multimedia news content focused on critical civic […]

The Nutcracker returns to Kauffman Center

The Nutcracker is back.Starting Friday (Dec. 3), the Christmas-themed ballet with music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will run through Dec. 24 at the Muriel Kauffman Theatre at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri. “I am so excited to be returning to the Muriel Kauffman Theatre, presenting our wonderful, vibrant production of […]