Cabrera to run for Kansas House seat

By Tere Siqueira Jose “Pepe” Cabrera has announced his candidacy for Kansas House District 34, located in Wyandotte County.Cabrera – who grew up in the heart of the district near Interstate Highway 635 and Parallel Avenue, according to a news release – has a background as both an entrepreneur and a retired veteran with 21-plus […]

Kansas governor signs bill to reduce sales tax

Gobernadora de Kansas firma un proyecto de ley para reducir impuestos El miércoles, la gobernadora Laura Kelly firmó una importante reducción de impuestos, eliminando el impuesto estatal sobre las ventas en las compras de alimentos. El plan de la Gobernadora reducirá los impuestos sobre los alimentos gradualmente y los eliminará por completo para el año […]

Meet your candidates: Overland Park mayoral election

By Tere Siqueira Voters can head to the polls for a few major elections in the Kansas City area.One of those elections is the general election for mayor of Overland Park, Kansas. Overland Park City Council veteran Curt Skoog and political newcomer Mike Czinege are vying for Carl Gerlach’s seat. After serving 16 years, Gerlach […]

Meet your candidates: Unified Government mayoral election

By Tere Siqueira Voters can head to the polls for a few major elections in the Kansas City area.One of those elections is the general election for mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, scheduled for Nov. 2. Early voting began on Oct. 23.The candidates are incumbent David Alvey and Tyrone Garner.Alvey […]

Biden pone fin a las detenciones masivas de inmigrantes en sus lugares de trabajo

Según anunció el martes (12 de octubre) el gobierno de Biden, las detenciones masivas de trabajadores inmigrantes en empresas estadounidenses cesarán.De acuerdo al New York Times, el Secretario de Seguridad Nacional, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, declaró que las operaciones de arresto en los lugares de trabajo se centrarán en “empleadores sin escrúpulos que explotan a trabajadores […]

Mexico’s president tests positive for COVID-19

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador tested positive for COVID-19, he announced in a tweet Sunday (Jan. 24).“I regret to inform you that I am infected with Covid-19,” he tweeted. “The symptoms are mild but I am already under medical treatment. As always, I am optimistic. We will all move forward.”Lopez Obrador, 67, has long […]

MLK’s daughter continues work against racism after Capitol riots

By Tere SiqueiraThis Friday (Jan. 15), millions of Americans will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. But racism experts would probably agree there is an air of tension in the country as the annual holiday approaches.This year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day falls nine days after violent President Trump supporters stormed the Capitol in Washington, […]

Biden team plans virtual inauguration as worry emerges over more protests

By Roberta PardoJoe Biden will be sworn in as U.S. president next week.But in lieu of the normal in-person festivities, his inaugural committee is producing a TV special for the night of his inauguration on Jan. 20, according to Politico.Starting at 8:30 p.m., the 90-minute program — dubbed “Celebrating America” — will air on broadcast […]

Warnock, Ossoff win in Georgia giving Democrats Senate control

By Roberta Pardo Democrats obtained the majority in the U.S. Senate after winning both seats in the Jan. 5 Georgia Senate runoffs, as final votes were counted on Wednesday (Jan. 6).Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. He will become the first Black senator in Georgia’s history and only the 11th Black senator […]

Peaceful protests at Kansas Statehouse as pro-Trump extremists breach U.S. Capitol

By Roberta PardoTrump supporters moved into the Kansas Statehouse on Wednesday (Jan. 6) afternoon to protest election results, KSNT first reported, as pro-Trump extremists breached into the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. and forced the building on lockdown.The protesters in Kansas gathered inside the first floor of Topeka’s capitol rotunda and, unlike D.C., they remained […]