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KCMO debates free bus fares as KCATA prepares for budget decision

By Tere Siqueira The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) is about to make a budgetary decision for this year as the Kansas City, Missouri, agency deliberates over the future of its zero-fare bus policy.Started in 2020 and funded initially by COVID-19 relief dollars, the policy was a first for a major U.S. city, Celisa […]

KC area offers many sledding options

By Roberta Pardo The first major winter storm of 2024 has arrived in the Kansas City area — and with it, opportunities to go sledding.There are many sledding hills for area residents to consider. To prepare for the next big snow, KCUR-FM (89.9) has posted an article with a list of sledding hills across the […]

Intense winter storm strikes Kansas City

By Tere Siqueira Kansas City is currently grappling with a severe winter storm, which has been impacting the region since Jan. 9. This storm has brought significant snowfall, strong winds, and freezing temperatures, causing disruptions and hazardous conditions.This ongoing weather event is characterized by heavy, wet snow, as reported by The Kansas City Star. The […]

Demolition plan for Fort Leavenworth homes sparks controversy

By Tere Siqueira A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Fort Leavenworth, as the military post in Kansas faces the potential loss of 89 historic homes.The Michaels Organization, which manages Fort Leavenworth housing under a 50-year lease, has suggested demolishing the homes, as reported by Kansas City area media outlets. The homes, some of them dating […]

Kansas chooses new license plate design

By Chara Kansans will soon have a new design for their license plates.As the Associated Press and other media outlets reported, the Sunflower State launched a voting process to determine the design of its standard plate. Gov. Laura Kelly recently announced the winning design on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter).“Kansans chose the design […]

Business investment in Kansas reaches $18 billion

By CharaSince 2019, Kansas has attracted more than $18 billion in private investments, leading to the creation and retention of more than 65,000 jobs and the development of 1,000 new economic initiatives, Gov. Laura Kelly announced in a December 2023 press release.“Our laser-sharp focus on making Kansas an attractive investment for businesses is delivering prosperity […]

KCFD warns against using generators indoors

By Angie Baldelomar Two recent incidents in the Kansas City area regarding carbon monoxide (CO) have prompted the Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) to increase its communication to the Hispanic community about the dangers of using generators inside the house.On Nov. 6, 2023, three people died from carbon monoxide poisoning caused by a generator used […]

New observation wheel opens in KCMO

By Chara Area residents have a new way to see the Kansas City, Missouri, skyline: the KC Wheel.As multiple media outlets reported, the Ferris wheel – also called an observational wheel – officially opened Dec. 14 at 2485 Jefferson St. in Kansas City. By going up in one of the wheel’s climate-controlled gondolas, riders have […]

Kansas City Public Library begins celebrating sesquicentennial

By Tere Siqueira On Dec. 5, the Kansas City (Missouri) Public Library began marking a milestone in its history: its 150th anniversary.As media outlets reported, the library system began celebrating its sesquicentennial that day with a 150th anniversary kickoff party at multiple locations. The event is part of a series of commemorative events that will […]

Former KCMO mayor dies at 92

By Roberta Pardo Former Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Richard Berkley died Nov. 29 at age 92, as multiple media outlets reported.Born on June 19, 1931, Berkley served from 1979 to 1991 and was the city’s first Jewish mayor. As The Kansas City Jewish Chronicle and other media outlets reported, his three terms as mayor capped […]