Same-sex marriages expected to boost Kansas City area wedding industry

A study conducted at the Williams Institute at UCLA forecasts that the country could see an additional $2.6 billion spent on nuptials. In addition, LGBT weddings could support 13,058 jobs in the wedding industry. The study predicts same-sex marriages could add $14.1 million to Kansas’ economy and $36.3 million to Missouri’s economy in the next three years.

Royals

Live updates, stats from tonight’s Royals-Astros game

Follow along on your desktop or mobile device during Tuesday night’s Royals-Astros game for live stats and updates from Andy McCullough, The Star’s Royals beat reporter, and other Star sportswriters and editors. First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. on Fox Sports Kansas City.

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FC Kansas City

FC Kansas City’s Becky Sauerbrunn a big part of U.S. women’s shutout streak in World Cup

Much of the glory went to U.S. goal scorers Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara for the team’s thrilling 2-0 victory over Germany on Tuesday night in the Women’s World Cup semifinals. But equally heroic in Montreal — and throughout the tournament — has been the U.S. back line, a quartet of tenacious, smart defenders on a 513-minute shutout streak that includes Becky Sauerbrunn of FC Kansas City.

Editorials

Kansas City is keeping a nervous eye on the homicide count

Kansas City’s steep drop in homicides last year is being praised by law enforcement groups nationwide. Back home, though, police officials are nervously eyeing the numbers. Kansas City logged 37 homicides in the first six months of this year. That’s one more than over the same period last year, which ended with 80 murders. Not bad, but not the improvement everyone is hoping for.

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Family transforms Olathe farmland into the new KC Wine Co.

Founded by Kirk and Julie Berggren and guided by their daughter Taylor Berggren, the KC Wine Co.’s winery and vineyards are next to its sister business, the KC Pumpkin Patch, at 13875 S. Gardner Road, which will open for the season in late September. It now sells four red wines and four white wines but has plans to expand.

 
 
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