KC fans show pride in sport and country at Women’s World Cup watch party in the Power & Light District

Thousands of Kansas City soccer fans shows up in force to a watch party in the Power & Light District to cheer on the United States in its semifinal match against Germany in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Americans won the match 2-0 and advance to Sunday’s championship match, when they will play the winner of Wednesday night’s other semifinal match between Japan and England.


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.

Eating for Life

Brazilian salpicão is a colorful and healthy alternative to chicken salad

Brightened with raisins and lime juice, salpicão is a colorful and sassy Brazilian chicken salad perfect for summer. The add-ons also can get pretty creative, including canned corn, peas, pineapple and even shoestring potatoes, stirred in just before serving to remain crisp.


July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

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Johnson County Commission gives tax increase preliminary OK

Expansion plans for the county library, parks and transit system took a step toward reality. The county has kept a steady taxing rate through the recession, even as property values dropped. But after years of cutting back on personnel costs and delaying other projects, commissioners have become more open to requests from county districts and departments for expansion.

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Lewis Diuguid

Bridging the digital divide takes a community effort

Seventy percent of students in Kansas City Public Schools don’t have Internet access at home. Also, 80 percent of households in low-income, minority neighborhoods don’t own computers or have in-home Internet connections. In addition, close to 50 percent of the households in Kansas City, Kan., have no Internet connection.

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