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Clarification, May 5, 2023. A Planeta Venus story about a Wichita woman serving as a full-time caregiver to her mother has been updated to include additional context provided by other family members.
Elizabeth Montes, who was interviewed for the story, claimed that her brother and sister did want to care for their mother and cut her off after years of mounting tension. Gregorio Rubio, the brother of Elizabeth Montes, who was interviewed for the story, disputes those claims. He spoke on behalf of himself, their sister and other members of the family claiming that they have tried to contact Elizabeth for years. He added that he has called in at least three welfare checks via local law enforcement to learn about Evangelina’s health.
In the story, Montes also says: “Sometimes I feel like dementia is a blessing to my mom. She doesn’t remember that they’re not calling, that they don’t care. As bad as it is that she has dementia, it’s a gift. She avoids the sadness. She can look at photos of her kids in her room without knowing they’ll never call.”
Gregorio denies Elizabeth’s claim that him and his sister “don’t care” about Evangelina, their mother. “We have tried to help her. We tried to contact her,” he said in a phone call with Planeta Venus. Latinos face a choice: uphold cultural tradition, or trust strangers to care for your own?
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Correction, Dec. 9, 2022. An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated that Johnson County Community College receives a reliable stream of income from sales taxes. The college does not receive sales tax revenue. Kansas community colleges reaching a crossroads
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Correction, Oct. 3, 2018. A previous version of this article misstated the status of highway work in southeast Kansas. Work there is currently under way to widen U.S. 69 to four lanes from K-7 south to the Bourbon-Crawford County line, a distance of about six miles. The work is expected to be completed by the beginning of 2019. Earlier that year, Gov. Coyler announced that U.S. 69 would also be expanded to four lanes from the Bourbon-Crawford county line south 11 miles to K-47. From K-47 south to Pittsburg, U.S. 69 is already four lanes. Kansas budget woes create roadblock to highway projects in Pittsburg and beyond