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Star Wars exhibit shows the force is with the costumes

By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP (SEATTLE, AP) — The creators of a new traveling exhibit on the costumes of Star Wars are hoping to gather geeks, fashionistas and movie fans together…

UCM Theatre and Dance honored at Kennedy Theatre Festival

UCM Theatre and Dance honored at Kennedy Theatre Festival

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) — The University of Central Missouri Department of Theatre and Dance received several honors at the Kennedy Center American College Region V Theatre Festival held in Minneapolis, Jan.…

Bill calls for end to travel ban to Cuba

(WASHINGTON, AP) — A bipartisan group of senators wants to end travel restrictions on Americans seeking to go to Cuba, saying it would help foster change in the Communist island…

Obama sees need to move on drone rules now

By JOSH LEDERMAN and CALVIN WOODWARD (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama says the wayward quadcopter that crashed on the White House grounds — flown by an off-duty intelligence employee —…

Business owner converts home into art center

Business owner converts home into art center

By ROB CURRY (WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Downtown Warrensbug is about to welcome a new hub for the arts, Digress Arthouse, under the direction of Carla Prael, former study abroad…

Workers craft ice playground ahead of Alaska sculpture event

(FAIRBANKS, Alaska, AP) — Workers are building an ice playground in a city in Alaska’s interior, including a pirate ship slide made from 65 refrigerator-sized blocks of ice. The work…

8 who wrote Obama letters to attend State of Union

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE (WASHINGTON, AP) — Who says it doesn’t pay to send a letter to the president of the United States? It did for eight people from around the…

Five-year reunion set for Training School, College High, University High

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The next all-school reunion for individuals who attended the Training School, College High School or University High School is set for this summer. Celebrating memories of the…

Sidewalk smokers rejoice: UCM updates tobacco policy

Sidewalk smokers rejoice: UCM updates tobacco policy

By STEVEN SPEARS Muleskinner News Editor Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on UCM’s Use of Tobacco Policy.  Tobacco users at UCM now have an option…

Congressman asks National Zoo to help find bald eagle a home

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) — A Missouri congressman is asking the National Zoo director to help find a home for a bald eagle that’s blind in its left eye. The eagle…