Pilar Pedraza, KAKE News

Pilar Pedraza

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Wichita, KS, United States

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Recent articles by Pilar:

Governor: Stick to Phase 3 of reopening

The number of new cases of Covid-19 continues to rise in Kansas and that has the governor calling for businesses to hold off on full re-opening. → Read More

Will Salina consider city masking ordinance?

A mask ordinance isn't on the agenda for Monday’s Salina City Commission meeting, but one commissioner is fairly sure that will change. She plans to propose adding the idea at their meeting Monday. → Read More

Local law enforcement on mandatory mask order

Lots of questions across KAKEland about what the governor’s announcement of a mandatory mask order means for you. Many are wanting to know how the state will enforce such an order. → Read More

Mobile shower units offer hope to Wichita homeless

Most Sundays, homeless outreach groups host a gathering in Old Town providing clothes, food and the gospel. This week they included something designed to refresh the body as well as the soul. → Read More

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: County leaders raise concerns about casino in Park City

Some Sedgwick County leaders are saying, ‘Slow down.’ They’re worried about what this means under a state contract promising no competition to the companies operating state-owned casinos like the Kan → Read More

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Tribal casino coming to Park City

A tribal casino is coming to Park City, Kansas, as KAKE News Investigates first told you on KAKE News at Six on Monday. The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma got the final approval from the federal governm → Read More

The role of Black churches in protests, social change

As churches across Kansas begin to return to in-person services, Black churches say bringing their congregations back together is more important than ever given the current climate with protests and d → Read More

Hutchinson protest rally peaceful

Hutchinson, Kan. (KAKE) - Hundreds of people turned out in Hutchinson for a "peaceful" protest demanding justice for George Floyd. This rally was about more than just today, however. It was about how Kansas can lead the next major civil rights movement. While there worries initially about a possible counter-protest, the rally went off as scheduled, minus a few microphone problems. But leaders… → Read More

Lawmakers see lawsuits, uncertainty in Kansas' future

Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the Covid Bill means a lot of uncertainty for Kansans, threats of lawsuits, and a possible constitutional crisis, all of which could end up costing Kansans more money. → Read More

Lawmakers see lawsuits, uncertainty in Kansas' future

Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of the Covid Bill means a lot of uncertainty for Kansans, threats of lawsuits, and a possible constitutional crisis, all of which could end up costing Kansans more money. → Read More

Pandemic changes face of Memorial Day

Monday would normally be filled with pageantry to honor American veterans who’ve given their lives in defense of the country. But, the pandemic has canceled many of those traditions this year. → Read More

A noisy, emotional and incomplete end for Kansas lawmakers this year

From a failed effort to pass Medicaid expansion to an ongoing push to limit the governor’s emergency powers, Thursday has been a busy day at the Statehouse, interrupted by new health checks and noisy → Read More

Wichita man warns Kansans of the dangers of drinking and driving

Wichita man warns Kansans of the dangers of drinking and driving after car plows into his family on the sidewalk. → Read More

Kansans ready for, frustrated by Phase 1.5 reopening plan

Phase 2 was supposed to be a big moment for Kansans, until the governor announced the number of new cases of coronavirus here mean the state can only take a half step toward reopening Monday. → Read More

Restaurant feeds officers for National Police Week

It was busy at the Belmont restaurant over the lunch hour Wednesday with car after car coming in to pick up boxes of sandwiches, but it was hardly a normal lunch hour rush. → Read More

Do you think Kansans should be wearing masks in public?

A growing number of Kansans are choosing to wear masks when going out in public. But some are actively resisting the CDC’s recommendation. What do you think? → Read More

Rolling graduation celebrates Class of 2020

Cruising down Main Street used to be a rite of passage for Kansas teens. Now, in at least one small Kansas town, it’s making a comeback. → Read More

Churches support, oppose lawsuit against limit on religious gatherings

The governor’s order, the churches’ lawsuit against it, and the court order Saturday allowing two churches to go ahead and meet were all controversial decisions. → Read More

KAKE NEWS INVESTIGATES: Securing Your Vote from the Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has introduced a new element to the election security mix this year: your health. → Read More

Easter celebrations amid fight over governor's executive order

Kansans found ways to celebrate Easter safely after the Kansas Supreme Court ruled the governor's order limiting religious gatherings to 10 people remains in effect. → Read More