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 […]

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 […]

Editorial: Nov. 2: informed public participation all-important

There are more than 50 races on Nov. 2 ballots across our bistate metro area. More than a dozen cities will elect mayors; a number will elect councilmembers, commissioners, school board members, college board trustees and water board members; and several jurisdictions will decide ballot propositions.It’s too late for Kansans who didn’t register to vote […]

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 […]

Mendoza running for JoCo’s WaterOne board

By Roberta Pardo Jeffrey Mendoza has decided to do his part in making his community better.Mendoza is running for Seat 4 of Johnson County, Kansas, Water District No. 1, also known as the WaterOne board, an independent public utility serving the Johnson County area since 1957.“Access to clean water is very important for me,” he […]

DACA under attack again

Federal judge declares program illegal, blocks new applications By Roberta Pardo On July 16, a federal judge in Texas blocked an Obama-era program protecting undocumented immigrants who had arrived in the United States as children from deportation, halting the program’s ability to accept new applicants.In his 77-page opinion, district court Judge Andrew Hanen concluded that […]

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 […]

Joe Biden projected to be the next US President

By Angie Baldelomar After days of waiting for results, the race was finally called on Nov. 7 after Biden had secured the electoral votes needed to win, with a projected 290 votes in the Electoral College to Trump’s 214, according to The Associated Press (AP). At press time, the AP had not yet determined the […]