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Chick-Fil-A Kicked Out Of Kansas City's New Airport

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Pushback from LGBTQ advocates got Chick-fil-A removed as a possible food option at the new KCI airport terminal. And with Kansas City expecting as many as 1,200 refugees from Afghanistan this fall, a new public school is developing programs to help ease their transition.

After criticism from LGBTQ advocates, Chick-Fil-A got cut from the proposed list of restaurants at the new Kansas City Airport. But the proposed vendor still faces opposition from Kansas City staples Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que and J. Rieger & Co. Distillery. Reporter Emily Wolf has been following this story for the Kansas City Beacon.

Two refugee resettlement agencies in Kansas City are expecting an influx of refugees this fall, including as many as 1,200 from Afghanistan. KCUR’s Laura Ziegler reports on a new Kansas City Public School that includes programs to help students with basic English and other tools to ease their transition.

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