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Unified Government Breaks Ground on New CSI Lab and Sewer Maintenance Facility

On Sept. 6, officials with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan. (UG) hosted an official groundbreaking ceremony for the new home of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) Crime Scene Investigation Unit and a new Sewer Maintenance Control Facility located at 49th and Armstrong Avenue.Upon completion in the fall of 2024, […]

paraMi to open store in Independence

By Angie Baldelomar A Kansas City-based, Latina-owned apparel and home goods brand is opening a store in the Englewood Arts District in Independence, Missouri.Officially, paraMi will open its store at 10605-10715 E. Winner Road, Suite 240, in an event scheduled for Friday (Sept. 15) as part of the Third Friday Art Walk. The grand opening […]

Chalk and Walk Festival celebrates street art, community bonding

By Tere Siqueira The centuries-old art of street painting, which originated in Italy, found canvases over Labor Day weekend (Sept. 1-4) on the streets of Kansas City, Missouri.Through the Kansas City Chalk and Walk Festival, Kansas City residents and visitors embarked on an artistic voyage, immersing themselves in a world of color, creativity and community […]

Toyota Hendrick, RMG deliver supplies donation to school

By Angie Baldelomar On Aug. 28, representatives of Toyota Hendrick and Reyes Media Group delivered the school supplies they had gathered through the Fill-A-Tundra drive to Guadalupe Centers Elementary School in Kansas City, Missouri.For three weeks, both companies encouraged the community to donate school supplies to their annual Back-to-School campaign. This year, 100-plus items were […]

Fiesta Hispana to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a bang

By Angie Baldelomar Fiesta Hispana to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month with a bang With Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) around the corner, an annual Kansas City area event is around the corner, too: Fiesta Hispana.Scheduled for Sept. 15-17 at Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, Fiesta Hispana — in its 42nd […]

Jorge Coromac awarded the DiPardo Spirit Leader (drum honoree)

Kansas City Chiefs awarded Jorge Coromac Westside CAN Director as the DiPardo Spirit Leader (drum honoree) before the fourth quarter during the game against the Browns on Aug. 26.The beating of the drum is performed by a former organization member, celebrity or local star as a pre-game ritual. This drum beating is said to unite […]

Pillar of Hispanic community dead at 102

By CharaIrene Hernandez Ruiz, a beloved figure to many in the Kansas City area who was known for her dedication to education and community service, died Sunday (Sept. 3). She was 102.Ruiz passed away peacefully at home in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by her two elder sons. She is survived by three sons total: A. […]

Area choir sings the music of Latin America

By Tere SiqueiraA Kansas City area vocal ensemble is celebrating Hispanic music by highlighting traditional music from multiple Spanish-speaking countries.And it’s on the lookout for additional singers.Called Voces Festivas (Festive Voices in English), the group was launched in 2021 by the William Baker Choral Foundation. Performing music ranging from Cuban boleros to Venezuelan joropos and […]

Editorial: No power doesn’t mean powerless

Power outages are a fact of life. Twice within the past month, most recently on July 30 and before that July 14, severe storms caused customers to lose power. Thousands of metro area homes were without electricity, some for two or more days. Excessive energy consumption during heat waves can also strain power grids and […]

Sobela Ocean Aquarium set to open in September

By CharaStarting on Sept. 1, Kansas City Zoo visitors will get to experience an oceanic adventure.That day, the zoo will open its Sobela Ocean Aquarium. Featuring 30-plus exhibits and six zones, the aquarium will offer “a portal to the ocean’s wonders,” including “mangrove forests, sandy shores, tropical lagoons and coral reefs,” the zoo’s website states. […]