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.


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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Auto sales in the U.S. are set for a super year

Already accelerating sales will find a new gear in the year’s second half, according to several automakers. General Motors has redesigned versions of the Malibu, built at the Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kan., and the Camaro coming. And Ford is finally reaching full production of its aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup, built at Claycomo and a plant in Michigan, and is promising a second-half sales surge.

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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.

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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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