Kansas votes to protect abortion rights, plus other election results

By Roberta Pardo The right to an abortion will remain in the Kansas Constitution after voters overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have opened the door for state lawmakers to further restrict or ban abortions across the state. In the first ballot test of abortion rights in a post-Roe America, Kansas voters turned out […]

In my view (Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the views of Dos Mundos or Reyes Media Group).

By Edie R. Lambert Outlawing abortion will only end safe medical procedures. It’ll exponentially multiply numbers of unwanted kids and inflict the cruelest harm on poor women. And it disenfranchises half the population by depriving females of personal autonomy. These profane caveats compel me to vote against the Kansas constitutional amendment in the Aug. 2 […]

Cabrera to run for Kansas House seat

By Tere Siqueira Jose “Pepe” Cabrera has announced his candidacy for Kansas House District 34, located in Wyandotte County.Cabrera – who grew up in the heart of the district near Interstate Highway 635 and Parallel Avenue, according to a news release – has a background as both an entrepreneur and a retired veteran with 21-plus […]

Carignan talks work at OPKS City Council

By Roberta Pardo Longtime Overland Park, Kansas, resident Tom Carignan is continuing his lifelong service to his community.His latest position of service is with the Overland Park City Council.Elected to the council in 2019, Carignan was officially sworn in only a few weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. That meant all the work […]

Cheatham wins OPKS Ward 2 seat

Cheatham es electa para el puesto Ward 2 de OPKS La campaña de Melissa Cheatham terminó cuando ganó el puesto del Distrito 2 del Concejo Municipal de Overland Park, Kansas.“A mi esposo le encantó crecer en Overland Park y nos encanta criar a nuestra familia aquí”, dijo Cheatham, madre de dos hijos. “Estoy lista para […]

Garner wins Unified Gov’t/KCK mayoral race

By Roberta Pardo First-time candidate Tyrone Garner was elected as mayor/CEO of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, becoming the first afroamerican mayor in Kansas City, Kansas, history.Garner narrowly defeated incumbent David Alvey in the Nov. 2 general election, receiving 51% of the vote to Alvey’s 49.“I want to thank Wyandotte […]

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 […]