La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation donates $10,000 to J.C. Harmon High School

By Angie Baldelomar La Familia Dean-Lozoya Foundation presented a check donating $10,000 to J.C. Harmon High School in Kansas City, Kansas, during a small ceremony Oct. 14 in the high school’s cafeteria. The funds will provide J.C. Harmon’s families with a resource room equipped with technology and access to community resources. The money also will […]

KCKPS hosting anti-bullying awareness campaign

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) is hosting an anti-bullying awareness campaign through October in observance of National Bullying Prevention Month. Lisa Garcia-Stewart, KCKPS director of student services, said the campaign includes several online events through social media and remote learning. “What we are doing right now, with the anti-bullying campaign, is […]

KCK Taco Trail features nearly 50 local restaurants

By Angie Baldelomar The Kansas City, Kansas, Convention and Visitors Bureau (KCKCBV) has launched the KCK Taco Trail, a mapped-out trail of nearly 50 local restaurants in the city. “We want to get more people to visit our neighborhoods, to explore the diversity that we have,” said Alan Carr, KCKCBV executive director. To accomplish both […]

KC area reports record 835 new coronavirus cases

By Roberta Pardo The Kansas City area reported 835 new COVID-19 cases on Oct. 10 — its largest single-day increase in cases since the pandemic began. More than half of this increase was reported in Kansas City and Jackson County, Missouri, with a combined 584 new cases, according to The Kansas City Star. The Missouri […]

Gov. Kelly Urges Kansas Non-Filers to Claim Economic Impact Payment

IRS mails special letter to nearly 70,000 Kansans, urging them to claim Economic Impact Payment by October 15 at IRS.gov/eip.  TOPEKA – An Internal Revenue Service news release issued on September 17, 2020 announced that a special mailing has been sent to individuals who are not typically required to file a tax return and have not yet […]

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 […]

Gov. Kelly Announces More than 1,700 Kansas Families to Receive Support to Access Internet, Digital Education

TOPEKA – Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday (Sept. 29) that, as part of the Technology for Families Grant Program, the Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund distributed $636,066 to support connectivity for families in need representing 86 Kansas counties.    Gov. Kelly’s SPARK taskforce recommended that CARES Act funding be available to increase digital access for families, […]

Voter registration deadline approaches in Missouri and Kansas

By Angie Baldelomar Missouri and Kansas residents who are not registered to vote in the Nov. 3 general elections still have time to do so. Missouri In Missouri, residents who are eligible to vote have until Oct. 7 to register. Residents can check their status first at https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterlookup/. To register online, visit https://s1.sos.mo.gov/elections/voterregistration/. Anyone voting […]

Parson and wife test positive for COVID-19

By Roberta Pardo Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s office confirmed Sept. 23 that Parson and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19. Parson was tested after his wife, Teresa, had tested positive earlier in the day. His wife had experienced mild symptoms, including a cough and nasal congestion, according to spokeswoman Kelli Jones. “At this time, […]

Violence in KC area a growing concern for CABA director

By Angie Baldelomar Edgar Galicia, a longtime Kansas City area resident and Central Avenue Better Association executive director, recently posted a video that went viral on Facebook of himself condemning yet another act of violence. “For years, we have fought against labels that accuse us of (being) criminals, illegals and such, we have fought against […]