If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, report it immediately to the Child Abuse Hotline* or call 911.

Missouri Hotline number:800-392-3738For hearing and speech impaired, please contact Relay Missouri 1-800-735-2466/voice or 1-800-735-2966/text phone. Kansas Hotline number:800-922-5330*The Children’s Division Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline Unit (CA/NHU) accepts confidential reports of suspected child abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Reports are received through a toll-free telephone line which is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day.If […]

Survivor shares abuse story to raise awareness

By Angie BaldelomarChildren remain the most vulnerable population for all kinds of abuse.This is exacerbated by parents not talking with their children about boundaries and what situations merit going to them for help, as sexual abuse survivor Gerardo can attest.Gerardo — who spoke on the condition of anonymity — said he was never told what […]

Wonderful World: Discover Budapest

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about the capital of a European country that is considered as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. We are talking about Budapest, Hungary. The city was founded in 1873, after unifying the cities of Buda and Pest. It has a population […]

Harvesters providing relief from food insecurity during pandemic

By Tere Siqueira A regional food bank is helping to meet the needs of food-insecure Kansas City area residents during the coronavirus pandemic. Harvesters, a non-profit organization serving northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas that is a certified member of the Feed America network, has distributed around 57.5 million meals and nearly 66 million pounds of […]

Wonderful World: Discover Panama

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition, we have to talk about one of the most populated cities in Central America, which is also its country’s capital; we are talking about Panama City, Panama. It was founded in 1519 by Spaniard Pedro Arias Davila. It has a population density of approximately 900,000 people while […]

SMSD to start fall semester with remote learning

By Roberta Pardo Shawnee Mission (Kansas) School District Superintendent Mike Fulton announced Tuesday (Aug. 18) that the district would start the school year with remote learning. The announcement came hours after receiving an update on the COVID-19 outbreak from the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE). Fulton said the data from the health […]

Palacios discusses fatherhood and co-parenting

By Angie Baldelomar Becoming a father has been perhaps one of the greatest moments in Edgar Jose Palacios’ life. Born in Miami, Palacios is the father of two children: a 7-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter. “Being a dad is a lot of fun,” he says. “I love taking them to new places, seeing them […]

Have fun this summer, despite COVID-19

Commentary by Tere Siqueira Although the coronavirus pandemic is showing signs of slowing up, we all need to stay safe and stay home as much as possible a while longer. Summer can be a huge challenge for families with children under normal circumstances. Most children are at home during the summer because they are not […]

Wonderful World: Discover Villahermosa

By Tom Sawyer Welcome tourists! In this edition we have to talk about a southern city from our neighboring country of Mexico, a city that is also one of the main hubs of the administration of Mexican petroleum in the country. We are talking about Villahermosa, Mexico. The city was founded in 1564 and has […]