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Kansas governor pushes for Medicaid expansion

By Angie Baldelomar Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly continues her fight to get Medicaid expanded in the Sunflower State.As part of her Healthy Workers, Healthy Economy Tour, Kelly is sitting down for roundtables with stakeholders throughout the state to discuss the importance of Medicaid expansion.“One of the reasons we’re doing this is … to (not only) […]

Jorge Ramos : Hasta que alguien me escuche

La inmigración es uno de esos temas que dividen y causan peleas en Estados Unidos. Es curioso que un país en donde casi todos somos inmigrantes o descendientes de familias inmigrantes, todavía no haya hecho las paces consigo mismo. El debate casi siempre es entre nosotros contra ellos. (Y ellos, por supuesto, son los recién […]

KCMO mayoral candidate Clay Chastain

By Edie R. Lambert Transportation activist Clay Chastain is making his fourth and, by his own admission, final run for mayor of Kansas City. In an on-air March 31 interview on PBS’s Kansas City Week in Review with Nick Haines, Chastain ruled out running again. Because of his age, it’s now or never, he said. […]

KCMO Mayor Lucas’s re-election bid

By Edie R. Lambert Incumbent Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas has a challenger in his re-election bid. For the second time, he’s facing transit activist Clay Chastain. Both were on the crowded April 2 primary ballot in 2019.Chastain has been openly critical of Lucas’s administration. The homicide rate is higher than ever; the crisis of […]

4th District At-Large Candidate Crispin Rea

By Edie R. Lambert If elected to represent Kansas City’s 4th District At-Large on the city council, Crispin Rea would be the city’s first Hispanic councilman since 1994.Rea, a Jackson County prosecutor came in first in the April 4 primary election ahead of four other candidates, including a Latina, Grace Cabrera. He’s vying with Justin […]

Mayoral candidate shares vision for KCMO

By Angie Bal Clay Chastain is throwing his hat back into the political ring in Kansas City, Missouri. For the fourth time, Chastain is running for mayor of “The City of Fountains.” He unsuccessfully ran in 1999, 2015 and 2019. This time, he’s running against incumbent Quinton Lucas, who’s seeking his second term. With the […]

4th District At-Large Candidate Justin Short

By Edie R. Lambert Driven by love for his hometown, Kansas City native Jason M. Short decided two years ago to run for city council. He spent the next six months earnestly listening to residents in neighborhoods citywide and creating a message. Confident that he had a handle on public sentiment and was well-positioned to […]

Race for KC’s 4th District At-Large

By Edie R. LambertTwo candidates are vying for the 4th District At-Large council seat being vacated by the term-limited Councilwoman Katheryn Shields. Crispin Rea and Justin Short bested three other candidates in the April 4 primary to advance to Kansas City’s June 20 General Municipal Election. (Dos Mundos is publishing candidate profiles.)Council candidates appear at […]

First lady visits El Centro Academy

By Chara On Oct. 12, U.S. first lady Jill Biden visited El Centro Academy in Kansas City, Kansas, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.The visit involved Biden listening to members of the Latino community. Those who spoke with her included Elizabeth Ramirez, an entrepreneur from Colombia who lives in Overland Park, Kansas, and works in […]