Tapped Out, Unpaid

Unpaid Kansans Tapped Out, Fed Up This is one in a series of profiles showing faces of Americans effected by the cascade of economic, sickness and emotional devastation since the beginning of the 2020 pandemic. Nearly a year after losing her job due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kansas resident Anastasia Anthony fears for the welfare of her two children as she scrapes by financially without … Continue reading Tapped Out, Unpaid

KDOL Press Release Feb. 19, 2021

Unemployment Claimants: KDOL Feb. 19 Press Release While hundreds of KDOL claimants on social media sites lament that they received no payments today, a much anticipated KDOL promise of February 19, 2021 date for payments to be released to unemployment claimants of the Kansas Department of Labor has been clarified today by KDOL communications director Jerry Grasso. The press release clarifies that 4800 claimants will … Continue reading KDOL Press Release Feb. 19, 2021

Holiday Music is Just a 1-ana-2-ana-424 Away

Holiday Music is Just a 1-ana-2-ana-424 Away The Jazz 424 Lounge will be hosting Karaoke December 24, 2020 beginning at 6 p.m. in Leavenworth, KS. Owner James Diggs (shown unmasked in one photo taken prior to the pandemic) tends the drinks at the well-stocked bar. ©2020 Peggy Bair/HeartKC James and Georgette Diggs are the welcoming hosts of Jazz 424 Lounge. The couple previously owned and … Continue reading Holiday Music is Just a 1-ana-2-ana-424 Away

Pitchforks and Flags

Bark, No Bite at KC Stop the Steal Rally By Peggy Bair A widely – and perhaps oddly – publicized Kansas City “Stop the Steal Pitchforks and Flags Trump Rally” did not materialize as planned Saturday night at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. Barbs were exchanged – just not with pitchforks. The poking was all done with words. In an age of mostly digital communication, … Continue reading Pitchforks and Flags