People wait to give testimony to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners Feb. 10. Many wore yellow, signifying support for the “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance.—Photo by Ann Suellentrop

Unified Government of WyCo & KCK passes Safe & Welcoming law

The Safe and Welcoming city law allows undocumented residents to obtain a city ID in Kansas City, Kan., and provides that, unless there is a threat of danger to the public, law enforcement will not report or investigate the immigration status of a person.

Warm: Beds in the St. Lawrence Catholic Worker basement accommodated some in KCK until commissioners moved forward with opening a warming space at the former Reardon Convention Center.—Photo by Charles Carney

PeaceWorks members help thwart attempt to shutter homeless shelter

Several members of PeaceWorks-KC joined an ad hoc coalition to stop the abrupt closure of a cold-weather shelter for unhoused persons in the Kansas City, KS, area recently.