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Local Composer Awarded Prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship

A Columbia-based composer won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship yesterday. Yoshiaki Onishi is a contemporary classical composer and one of 175 scholars, artists and scientists awarded a spot in the Fellows class of 2018. He is one of 12 recipients in the music composition category.

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The new horror movie A Quiet Place is a hit at the box office and with critics. It's also notable for its lack of sound, which poses a problem for lovers of movie-theater popcorn.

The Missouri House committee investigating Gov. Eric Greitens now has more time to do so.

The deadline for the committee to wrap up its investigation and recommend action has been extended to May 18. That’s four days after the Republican governor’s trial for invasion of privacy is set to begin, and the last day of the 2018 legislative session.

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The MU School of Music broke ground Sunday on a new music center that will be built on the Columbia campus. The first phase will include rehearsal spaces, learning labs and a recording suite.

Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield of Westphalia gifted ten million dollars to phase one of the project.

“My long term is to make Missouri a Mecca for musical composition and we’re half way there and what we needed was a place, a physical place,” Jeanne Sinquefield said.

Grethen Maune, left, wears a bright purple shirt and her service dog, Keeper, a Golden Retriever, sits at her feet. DeAnna Quietwater Noriega, right, wears a brown knit cardigan and her service dog, Enzo, a German Shepard, lies at her feet. They all smile
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Gretchen Maune and DeAnna Quietwater Noriega are friends who live here in Columbia, and Gretchen’s actually been a friend of mine for several years.  

Gretchen and Deanna are both blind, and they spoke about the first time they met – now many years ago - at a support group. 

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GreenHouse Theatre Project Artistic Director, ELIZABETH BRAATEN PALMIERI, invites everyone to come see her "unusual" take on the story of Frankenstein! The classic monster tale turns 200 years old this year, and so while you think you may know it by heart, you have yet to see Elizabeth's immersive, multimedia adaptation! Plus, AMY CROUSORE invites all middle and high school-aged children to come play the organ at Missouri United Methodist Church this Saturday! 'Pedals, Pipes and Pizza' is a free event that aims to introduce the young, and the young-at-heart, to the "king of instruments." [5:06] April 9, 2018

Columbia Bank Holds 'Adulting' Classes for Millennials

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 A Columbia bank is hosting a series of "adulting" classes for millennials to learn the ins and outs of grown-up responsibilities, such as buying a house or paying off credit card debt.

Death penalty opponents have cited a Missouri man's recent sentence in efforts to change state law regarding capital punishment.

Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is pushing state lawmakers to prevent judges from sending criminals to death row without a jury's approval. The group cited the case of Craig Wood, who is currently on death row, the Springfield News-Leader reported .

University of Missouri Starts New Bioengineering Program

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The University of Missouri's engineering school could see up to 50 new students thanks to a new undergraduate degree program.

The university's College of Engineering is preparing to launch a new biomedical engineering bachelor's degree program in the fall. The college will develop the program from coursework they said is currently one of the most popular areas of specialization within a general biological engineering degree, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

Missouri Receives Grant for Homeless Veteran Housing

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Missouri is getting close to $280,000 in federal funding for housing for homeless veterans.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development unveiled $43 million in grants for local housing agencies across the country Friday.

Missouri Governor Willing to Send Troops to Border

Apr 6, 2018

Gov. Eric Greitens is willing to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border if asked by President Donald Trump.