Mary Sanchez

Mary Sanchez

When your work ends with another execution

Russell Bucklew came within hours of being executed before a stay by the U.S. Supreme Court saved him, for now. Another person, Cheryl Pilate, anxiously awaiting word that night too. She's the attorney who has spent years trying to afford Bucklew a fair process.

Mary Sanchez

Send in the lawyers!

Kansas City law firms are being tapped for attorneys willing to volunteer to represent immigrants who are in deportation proceedings. The pro bono work on bond hearings could mean the difference of whether a qualified immigrant could be released for further legal work, or face immediate removal.

Teen writes about living at home with the crack addict her mother married

"I sat outside my home and listened to my sister scream for help," wrote Kayla Perez, 21, of Overland Park, who is the author of the first story in a new book, "Welcome to My Neighborhood." It is framed as a children's book, similar to Golden Book
Tammy Ljungblad The Kansas City Star