Catherine Hoffman covers community affairs and culture for Kansas City PBS in cooperation with Report for America. The work of our Report for America corps members is made possible, in part, through the generous support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Young people question whether to have kids during a climate crisis: ‘What will the world look like?’Young people around the world are suffering from anxiety and stress relating to global warming. For Kansas Citians in their 20s and 30s, the future of the planet is becoming central to their decision about whether or not to have children.
Local homeowners have taken up the cause of No Mow May, which encourages people to temporarily pause their lawn-mowing in order to support the bees, butterflies and moths vital to pollination. In early spring, weeds are some of their prime food sources.
Nearly two years since the pandemic first hit and Kansas City leaders shared action plans, unhoused residents say their needs are still unmet — and the approaching cold weather means there's a lot at stake.
VCP Village is a community of 49 tiny homes on 89th Street and Troost, offering formerly homeless veterans not just a fully furnished place but also counseling, dental care, and financial literacy services.