Editorial: Vanessa’s legacy a starting point

In March 2020, Juan Cruz proposed to Vanessa Guillén. Their engagement was short-lived; weeks later, Guillén, age 20, was dead. But it was months before Cruz learned her fate, despite persistent inquiries to authorities, public entreaties and relentless searching.Guillén’s family lobbied for legislation benefitting victims of sexual assault in the armed forces. Last week, they […]

How to improve your financial health

Commentary by Chara With a new year underway, many people are pursuing their new year’s resolutions. Many of those resolutions concern financial health.If you have made finance-related resolutions, here are some tips to help you achieve a healthy financial lifestyle:*Create a budget: Once you have a budget, you can plan for expenses, reduce or eliminate […]

Carignan talks work at OPKS City Council

By Roberta Pardo Longtime Overland Park, Kansas, resident Tom Carignan is continuing his lifelong service to his community.His latest position of service is with the Overland Park City Council.Elected to the council in 2019, Carignan was officially sworn in only a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. That meant all the work […]

Overland Park resident encourages people to get vaccinated

By CharaLilian Vivar wants people to get their COVID vaccination shots.To inspire people to do so, the Overland Park, Kansas, resident is sharing her story of how getting vaccinated helped her fight COVID-19.Vivar went to visit her family. Suddenly, she felt like she was getting a cold, she recalled.“I was feeling very tired,” Vivar said. […]