Out-of-town visitors may soon have to pay more to stay in a Columbia hotel. The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure by a voice vote this week allowing the city to charge an additional three percent tax on hotel stays.
When it comes to food, it’s often hard to know what’s fact, fiction, or exaggeration. Join KBIA and Harvest Public Media for Digest This: a public discussion looking at the messages behind how our food is produced. Experts will examine the arguments -- and emotions -- that go into our food choices, and consider what’s at stake.
Everyone knows exercise helps you lose weight, build up muscles, and fit in the swimsuit next summer. But why, exactly, does it lower your risk of diabetes? In this Health & Wealth update, MU researchers look into the relationship between inactivity and spikes in blood sugar that can lead to type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Restaurant owner Jim Koetting says he has barely had to raise prices since he opened in 2003, but with beef prices increasing, he'll have to soon. (Jessica Naudziunas/Harvest Public Media)
Koetting sells choice cuts of meat for to-go orders and catering events -- two services that might increase in price in order to combat price spikes in beef. (Jessica Naudziunas/Harvest Public Media)
Regular beef shoppers might have to turn to less expensive protein like pork and chicken until the cattle industry recovers from a profit-squeezing crisis that has kicked up beef prices. (Jessica Naudziunas/Harvest Public Media)
Last night, the Columbia City Council approved a zoning request for new student housing, which will be put in on Locust Street between Hitt and Waugh Streets. But the decision has many parents and school board officials from Lee Elementary School expressing their concerns about the future increase in traffic.