A conservative group protesting Target’s policy to allow transgender people to use the bathroom of their choice has reportedly beefed up its protest. The American Family Association says its sending men into women’s restrooms at Target to test the policy.
The non-profit organization on Tuesday announced the purchase of a vacant building at 3732 Main St. that formerly housed an Office Max store. Kansas City Young Audiences plans to renovate the 18,000-square-foot building and move into the new space at the end of this year.
One Day University will offer its first Kansas City lectures on May 21. Participants can spend from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Overland Park Marriott listening to four lectures on a variety of subjects by professors known for their entertaining teaching styles.
When Fariz Turkmani arrived in the United States in 1979, he spoke no English. Turkmani had just landed at John F. Kennedy Airport, had no change in his pocket to call a friend and he didn’t even know how to dial an American telephone number. But the kindness of strangers made the difference.
The Overland Park-based wireless carrier said it added 447,000 subscribers in the first three months of this year and more of the most valuable phone customers than larger rivals Verizon and AT&T. It lost $554 million in the three months that made up the final quarter of its fiscal year. For all of the year it lost $2 billion.
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.
No person or business can bank on a hack-free existence, experts say. And keeping pace with criminal hackers is only getting tougher. A conference in Overland Park this week will bring together experts who battle a growing threat.
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.