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Kansas regents balance interests in guns-on-campus debate

By JIM SUHR Associated Press (KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — As head of the governing board of Kansas’ state university system, Shane Bangerter figured the panel was in a no-win situation last…

Faces of UCM: Archimidis Kalaitzidis

Faces of UCM: Archimidis Kalaitzidis

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Two weeks ago one UCM professor was enjoying 80 degree weather in sunny Cuba. Archimidis Kalaitzidis, professor of political science, took 11 students…

UCM alumna stresses equality, education

UCM alumna stresses equality, education

By LEAH WANKUM Managing Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — The packed ballroom in the Union was silent Tuesday as a diverse body of students, alumni, faculty, staff and special guests hung on…

Calls for boycott of Oscars grow over diversity of nominees

By JAKE COYLE (NEW YORK, AP) — Amid calls for a boycott of the Academy Awards over its all-white acting nominees and Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith both announcing…

Letter to Your Freshman Self: Katy Cooper

Letter to Your Freshman Self: Katy Cooper

Dear Freshman Katy, You are asking yourself, how is this possible, how is future me, contacting me?! Well. I defied science, created a portal to send this letter to you!…

Faces of UCM: Miranda Maher

Faces of UCM: Miranda Maher

By BETHANY SHERROW Features Editor (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Senior Miranda Maher said she has grown from a shy freshman into a young woman who isn’t afraid to take a few risks.…

Kansas City museum gets $1M gift

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — A Kansas City museum has been awarded a $1 million grant for education programs. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art said in a release that the museum received…

Couple gives $21 million to St. Louis Art Museum

(ST. LOUIS, AP) — The St. Louis Art Museum says a $21 million donation will allow it to find top-tier leaders in the future. The museum announced Monday that Barbara…

‘Making a Murderer’ juror stands by verdict

By STEVE KARNOWSKI and CARRIE ANTLFINGER (MILWAUKEE, AP) — A juror involved in the homicide case that spawned the popular Netflix series “Making a Murderer” says she stands by the verdict.…

Survey: US progress on health insurance stalled in 2015

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR (WASHINGTON, AP) — Going into President Barack Obama’s last year in office, progress has stalled on reducing the number of uninsured Americans under his signature health care…