Se extiende el mandato de usar máscaras en Kansas City, Kansas

La semana pasada, la Comisión del Gobierno Unificado votó para extender su orden anterior de máscaras para Kansas City, Kansas y el área no incorporada de Loring en el condado de Wyandotte, hasta las 11:59 p.m. del 18 de noviembre de 2021.Las escuelas públicas y privadas y las ciudades de Bonner Springs y Edwardsville, Kansas […]

ArtsKC lanza campaña sobre la importancia del arte

ArtsKC launches campaign to raise awareness about importance of artBy Angie BaldelomarArtsKC-Regional Arts Council has launched a year-long campaign to elevate the importance of the arts on individual, social and economic levels.Natalia Herrera, ArtsKC communications lead, said the #WhoNeedsArt campaign was created after witnessing the devastation the COVID-19 pandemic had on Kansas City’s arts community.“We […]

KCMO aprueba ordenanza para ayudar a las personas sin hogar

KCMO approves ordinance to help homeless peopleBy CharaThe Kansas City (Missouri) Council has approved an ordinance that will focus on helping homeless people.According to The Kansas City Star, the ordinance authorizes the city to spend $3.5 million on social services to prepare for a 200-bed village of individual little shelters. The ordinance was passed in […]

SMSD requerirá máscaras para estudiantes de primaria

SMSD requires masks for elementary students By Roberta PardoThe Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) voted 6-1 on Monday night (July 26) to require elementary students to wear masks at school for the coming school year.According to the approved COVID-19 mitigation plan, masks also will be required for anyone riding a school bus. The plan also […]

Hispanics turn to “Abogado Miguel” for litigation help

By Angie BaldelomarAttorney Brent Johnston, better known as “Abogado Miguel” has a love for helping Kansas City area Hispanics with their legal issues.Johnston spent two years in Argentina as a missioner learning Spanish and serving the people there. That is where his love for helping the Hispanic community started. Eventually, Johnston settled in Topeka, Kansas, […]

Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte hosts online public forum

By Angie Baldelomar On Tuesday (July 6), the coalition Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte hosted a second online public forum in support of the passage of the Safe and Welcoming ordinance.Hosted via Zoom, the forum offered testimony from officials and residents on the need for an ordinance to make Wyandotte County, Kansas, safe and welcoming for […]

Golden Gloves tourney draws 60-plus area participants

By Chara More than 60 people boxed during the 86th Kansas City Regional Golden Gloves Tournament, which ended Sunday (July 3) in Kansas City, Kansas.Individual champions were crowned in various weight classes in three divisions during the annual competition: men’s open, women’s open and men’s novice. Turner Boxing Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, won the […]

Rafaela “Lali” Garcia dies at 93

By Angie Baldelomar Rafaela “Lali” Garcia, a longtime activist and political organizer for the Hispanic community, died June 9, according to multiple news outlets. She was 93.Known as “Queen Bee” by many, Garcia was a political pioneer in the Kansas City area’s Latino community. In 1968, she helped organize the Westside Citizens Democratic Club, which […]

Area pools announce plans to reopen this summer

By Chara In keeping with daily life returning to normal as more Americans receive COVID-19 vaccinations, several cities in Kansas and Missouri are planning to reopen their swimming pools this summer.Overland Park, Kansas, officials recently announced that the outdoor pools across the city would reopen from noon to 7 p.m. over Memorial Day weekend. For […]

Taco Naco KC brings pop-up-style tacos to permanent location

By Angie Baldelomar A new taqueria is part of the Overland Park, Kansas, landscape.Taco Naco KC Market and Taqueria is open to the public at 8220 Metcalf Avenue. Owners Brian Goldman and his wife, Fernanda Reyes, started Taco Naco KC in 2019 as a catering company for weddings, company events and such, and a pop-up […]