Kansas Gas Service has asked for a $28 million increase in its base rate for its investments and spending on the safety and reliability of its natural-gas system. The increase would add $4.34 to the average residential customer’s monthly bill if approved by the Kansas Corporation Commission.
Joe’s Kansas City gets into the online shipping business after Jimmy Kimmel asks for someone to send him a Z-Man sandwich. Through sendjoeskcbbq.com, customers can order Z-Man sandwiches, ribs, brisket. Joe’s Kansas City joins Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue, which ships its barbecue around the world.
OpenTable, a leading online reservation service, named the “100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2016.” It selected restaurants in 26 states and Washington, D.C. Area restaurants on the list are: The Bristol Seafood Grill in Leawood and the Power & Light District, and Webster House in the Crossroads.
Feinberg, charged by the U.S. Treasury, faces a deadline Saturday to rule on the legality of the Central States Pension Fund’s plan to cut current retiree benefits, many by half or more. He denied Monday a claim that he has made his decision but not yet made it public. Feinberg also rejected a claim he has given out “hints” that he will reject the proposal.
Sprint said it has agreed to merge its Lifeline wireless service brand called Assurance Wireless into Access Wireless, which also sells wireless coverage under the federal Lifeline assistance program on Sprint’s network. The merged company will operate under Access Wireless’s brand called i-wireless.
The Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City has selected 10 finalists for its 2016 Cornerstone Awards, which recognize investments in the city. The finalists will vie for four additional honors: lifetime achievement, innovation, and “made in KC,” and a new people’s choice category introduced this year. Voting is open online for the people’s choice award through May 10.
The Olathe-based company said revenue in the first three months of 2016 climbed to $78.4 million from $70.4 million in the same period a year earlier. Net income reached $12.9 million in the quarter, up from $8.9 million in the first quarter of 2015.
BBC News said Monday that Craig Wright told the media outlet he is the man previously known by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. The computer scientist, inventor and academic said he launched the currency in 2009 with the help of others.
A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.
A new approach to treating people with severe mental illness says they first need a stable place to live. The Kansas City area lacks housing, and tenants can pose many problems for landlords who want to help. Advocates say “housing first” saves money and encourages greater compassion from the community.
Colorado's battle over who should regulate fracking — and how much — now shifts to the November election after the state Supreme Court overturned attempts by local governments to impose their own rules.