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.

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KCK police search for clues in the killing of a young Overland Park mother

Kelsey Ewonus, 22, a graduate of Olathe East High School and the single mother of a 1-year-old boy, was described by her brother as a smart and beautiful young woman with a gentle heart. She was found dead Tuesday afternoon inside a car parked in an out-of-the-way area just west of State Line Road and a few blocks north of University of Kansas Hospital.

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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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