More than 8,000 vaccinated during two-day event at Arrowhead

By Roberta Pardo More than 8,000 individuals were vaccinated March 19 and 20 during the first “mega-vaccination” event in the state held at Arrowhead Stadium, according to the Kansas City Chiefs.Missouri Gov. Mike Parson touted the event.“It’s a proud day for me as governor to be here at Arrowhead today and see good things happening […]

KC protesters calling justice for Donnie Sanders

Story by Roberta Pardo, Photo cortesy by Darrius Smith/KSHB-TV On March 6, a group of more than 50 protesters marched along Ward Parkway from Arno Park to Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker’s house in Kansas City, Missouri, calling for justice for Donnie Sanders, as reported by The Kansas City Star.Sanders was fatally shot and killed by […]

COVID-19 Vaccines at the Westside… the Bestside!

On behalf of the seniors of the Westside, the Westside CAN Center would like to express deepest gratitude to Truman Medical Center and Tony Aguirre Community Center for the coordination of the COVID-19 Vaccines on February 8th and 9th 2021. It was incredible to see the response of the community during this first time event. […]

KCKPD Rolls Out New In-Car and Body-Worn Camera Systems

Department Welcomes Community’s Questions and Input The Kansas City Kansas Police Department is launching a campaign to give the public more information about its new integrated camera system. The new system includes multi-camera, in-car technology plus Officer body-worn cameras.Body-worn cameras are relatively small devices that record interactions between community members and Officers. The video and […]

KC goes dark, rolling power outages affect 270,000-plus households

By Roberta Pardo Rolling power outages have affected the Kansas City area since Monday (Feb. 15) because of record freezing temperatures.The Southwest Power Pool, the organization that controls the power grid in Kansas and portions of Missouri among other more than a dozen states, requested Monday that Evergy reduce its energy load by “five times […]

Longtime Chiefs fan preparing to attend second Super Bowl

By Angie BaldelomarLongtime Kansas City Chiefs fan Jesus Chavez is one of the expected 25,000 fans that will be allowed into Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, to watch the Chiefs defend their Super Bowl title Sunday (Feb. 7) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.But for Chavez, this will not be his first time attending a […]

JoCo officials apologize after seniors wait in long lines, cold for COVID-19 shots

By Roberta PardoJohnson County, Kansas, health officials apologized after dozens of senior citizens had to wait in January weather in long lines to get the COVID-19 vaccine.“I apologize on behalf of the county staff,” county manager Penny Postoak Ferguson said Tuesday (Jan. 26) during a Facebook Live presentation. “We care for the comfort and the […]

KCKPS hosts four town hall meetings as part of superintendent search

By Angie Baldelomar Last week, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools (KCKPS) hosted four virtual town hall meetings as the district officially started its search for a new superintendent.In partnership with JG Consulting, the search started with two English and two Spanish town hall meetings to gather community input on the characteristics and skillsets district community […]