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LWVKC to Host Several Candidate Forums in March

Kansas City, Mo. – Feb. 27, 2024 – The League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties (LWVKC) will host seven candidate forums in March as a voter education service in preparation for the April 2 general elections. All candidates have been invited to participate. These virtual forums will be live-streamed and recorded for later […]

Editorial: Voter registration: just do it

Now is the time to register to vote or check voter registration status. Deadlines for critical elections are fast approaching. In Missouri, Jackson County voters will soon be asked to make a 40-year financial commitment. On April 2, they’ll decide whether to extend a 3/8-cent sales tax — purportedly to help Kansas City hang onto […]

Jorge Ramos: Trump, Biden, Claudia y Xóchitl

No suele ocurrir que haya elecciones presidenciales el mismo año en México y Estados Unidos. Pasa solo cada 12 años cuando coinciden los calendarios electorales en ambos países. Y esa coincidencia es una oportunidad para comenzar de nuevo o para arreglar las cosas que no han funcionado. En este 2024, las combinaciones de posibles ganadores […]

Mexico sets February as deadline for registering to vote abroad

By Chara With the 2024 Mexican elections, voters have the opportunity to help elect the president of Mexico; national senators; and in some cases, governors, government chiefs and migrant representatives in some federal entities.To vote from abroad, Mexicans must be 18 or older, reside outside Mexico and possess a valid voter ID (INE). And as […]

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 […]

Kansas witnesses abortion spike post-Roe v. Wade overturn

By Tere Siqueira Kansas has seen a spike in abortions performed since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in 2022.Citing data released by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), multiple media outlets reported in late June that 12,317 abortions had been performed in 2022 in Kansas – the most in 21 […]

Jorge Ramos: Del dedazo a las corcholatas

Muchos de los presidentes en México han sido impuestos. Por fraude. Por trampas, Por la fuerza bruta. Por corrupción. Pero ahora quiero creer que millones de mexicanos no permitirían que eso volviera a ocurrir. Aunque el sistema para elegir candidatos presidenciales en México ha pasado del dedazo a las “corcholatas”, confío en que el próximo […]

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 […]