The Columbia City Council is considering changing the definition of family in zoning ordinances to include domestic partners.
The current zoning ordinance defines a family as an individual, or a married couple, and their children and no more than two other persons related to the individual. No more than three unrelated people are allowed to live in single-family homes.
Because of that definition, domestic partners were considered unrelated people, which is what a proposed resolution would change.
Former President of the Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association, Democrat Kip Kendrick, announced Thursday he will run for the 45th District House seat. Democratic Representative, Chris Kelly, endorsed him.
Ronald McDonald and Terri Gray cut the ribbon and officially open the new Ronald McDonald House in Columbia Mo., on Oct. 29, 2013. This upcoming year, Gray said the organization looks to provide housing for over 500 families (KBIA/Drew Koch).
Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald House opened Wednesday and is ready for new families.
These charities provide a low or no cost place to stay for families with children currently undergoing treatment at a Columbia health facility. Those facilities are mainly funded through private donations. After two years of work, Columbia’s new Ronald McDonald house in Columbia has officially accepted families to move in.
The Columbia Police Department is still investigating how the bicyclist on I-70 was struck and killed. Officials told KBIA they are currently waiting for DNA testing from the vehicle they said was involved in the accident. In a press release the department also believes they have located the driver involved in the accident.
Officers found the human remains near the mile marker 130 on I-70 -- after several drivers reported seeing the remains.