Gabriella Pagán, 41 Action News

Gabriella Pagán

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Kansas City, MO, United States

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Past articles by Gabriella:

Harris Park brings performing arts to urban core with indoor stage, theater group

Chris Harris started changing his community by cleaning up a patch of land across the street from his childhood home and opened Harris Park at the corner of 40th and Wayne in 1998, with a basketball court and local tournaments for kids. → Read More

Operation Breakthrough's Ignition Lab reducing opportunity gap with STEM

In a commitment to the “work he had left to do off the field,” Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s investment in the youth of Kansas City is paying off. → Read More

Kansas City realtor wins 'Good Neighbor Award' for helping refugees feel at home

We have all heard the saying "Be the change" or "Let it begin with me." The nonprofit group Agape Pamoja, is working to do just that for refugees settling in the Kansas City area, by making their houses feel like home. → Read More

Hope in the form of an autism service dog

Wanting what’s best for their child is all any parent would fight for. → Read More

92nd 'Fisher House' opens its doors to first military service family

The Fisher House Foundation donated it’s 92nd home to the Kansas City VA Medical Center and on Tuesday, opened it’s doors to the public. → Read More

Secretary killed in hit-and-run was 'mom' to students; receives outpour of support

An outpouring of support has flooded the family of Valeria Villa-Alvarado, a beloved front office secretary at East High School, who worked her way up in the district and into the hearts of hundreds. → Read More

Kansas City-area nonprofits offer to help school districts reporting lunch-supply issues

Two Kansas City-area nonprofits are offering school districts experiencing lunch-supply issues with help. → Read More

UMKC economics professor says work-life balance contributes to lack of labor

Long wait lines and countless 'We're Hiring' signs blanket the Kansas City metro, making it feel like most businesses are short-staffed. And businesses specifically in the services sector are finding it hard to hire. → Read More

Kansas City Center for Inclusion spearheads Gender Affirmation Project

The Gender-Affirmation Project at Kansas City's Center for Inclusion (KCCI) is intended to help trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-diverse people in need by providing a $1,000 grant to help pay for gender-affirming surgery. → Read More

Brookside restaurant removes beef as prices soar

Brookside Beef and Poultry Company, is now just Brookside Poultry. → Read More

Troost Avenue shoe store steps up for urban-core youth

The owner of a local shop on Troost Avenue simply wants to give youth in the community a chance. It's all Jerren Thornhill, who owns OnePair, said he wanted growing up. → Read More

Missouri lawmaker says 'each day is an atrocity' for Kevin Strickland

Apologies are 43 years too late for Kevin Strickland, who has spent more than half of his life behind bars for murders prosecutors say he did not commit. → Read More

Street racing nearly injures KCPD officer, despite new ordinance

Street racing is an increasingly dangerous problem that's picking up speed in Kansas City, Missouri, despite its city council passing an ordinance Thursday to ban the side shows and their audiences. → Read More

Relentless Pursuit, KCPD partner to change how sex-trafficking survivors are helped

Relentless Pursuit Outreach and Recovery was created to help support law enforcement and nonprofits in the fight to end commercial sexual exploitation. Kansas City, Missouri, Police already have joined efforts with RPOR to change how they help victims of sex trafficking in the city. → Read More

Research Medical Center reunites patients with caregivers who saved their lives

Research Medical Center reunites patients with the caregivers who saved their lives. → Read More

Urban Missouri, Kansas more vaccinated than rural areas, CDC says

New Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show some parts of the country are falling behind when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations. Specifically, urban areas are outpacing rural ones when it comes to inoculation, which could slow the fight against the virus – and the metro is no exception. → Read More

Madam President Camp returns to shape young girls into leaders

After being forced to take a hiatus because of COVID-19, a Kansas City camp for young girls is back this year, and back to work at creating the next generation of female leaders. → Read More

Kansas City mother finds hope with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness in children

When Michelle Suwareh – a mother to four girls – heard that Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 100% effective in children 12-15, she felt hope. → Read More

Mattie Rhodes: The young 'visionary' behind a century-old initiative to help women

As influential women throughout Kansas City’s history are remembered during Women’s History Month, young Mattie Rhodes cannot be forgotten. → Read More

Gun control advocate, Lee's Summit firearm retailer weigh in on how to combat violence

Gun laws and a proposed background-check law, halfway through Congress, are once again in the national spotlight after 10 people were fatally shot at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket on March 22. → Read More