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Expert discusses art of Fenton glass

By PAIGE ARCANO (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – A group of some 35 people gathered at the Warrensburg Community Center Thursday to learn about highly collectible artistic glass. The Lifelong Learning…

Bill reforms programs providing military equipment to police

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — Two Missouri lawmakers are introducing legislation to reform federal programs providing military equipment to police, addressing concerns raised by those who believe that police overreached during…

American Royal barbecue moving to Truman Sports Complex

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The American Royal plans to move its World Series of Barbecue from western Kansas City to more spacious grounds at the Truman Sports Complex beginning…

Kansas, Missouri beef farmers cashing in on high prices

By RICK MONTGOMERY The Kansas City Star (LA CYGNE, Kan., AP) — If beef is on the menu, firing up the grill this year will cost you more than ever…

Berkeley’s Mark Twain project reveals cache of new writing

By JANIE HAR SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley have uncovered and authenticated a cache of stories written by Mark Twain when he was a…

Student who died in skateboarding accident fondly remembered at UCM

Student who died in skateboarding accident fondly remembered at UCM

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., Muleskinner) — A UCM student died in a skateboarding accident Saturday morning. Dylan M. Austin, 26, of Independence, Mo., was riding his skateboard…

Obama pushes reading through eBook, library initiatives

By JIM KUHNHENN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Linking reading to technology, the White House marshaled major book publishers to provide more than $250 million in free e-books to low-income students and…

Kansas student’s budget documentary stirs controversy

(TOPEKA, Kan., AP) — A high-school student’s documentary, “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” is raising a stir. The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1bQO7qD) reports that the 51-minute…

Popular zoo elephants likely to get harder to see in future

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP (SEATTLE, AP) — Visitors flocked to the leafy enclosure at Seattle’s zoo to watch the two elephants, Chai and Bamboo, as they used their long trunks…

‘Spring Awakening,’ an edgy, topical musical

‘Spring Awakening,’ an edgy, topical musical

By PAUL JOYNER Muleskinner Photo Editor The UCM Department of Theatre and Dance opened Wednesday night with the production of “Spring Awakening” in the James L. Highlander Theatre. Originally written in…