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State Representative Threatens Lawsuit over Columbia Library's Gun Policy

Feb 16, 2017
Torie Ross / KBIA

  COLUMBIA — A Columbia attorney for a newly elected state representative is demanding that the Columbia Public Library take down its signs prohibiting firearms inside the building.

State Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, R-Hallsville, sent a letter through her attorney Jennifer Bukowsky to the Daniel Boone Regional Library board claiming that the library is in violation of state concealed carry laws.

In the letter, Bukowsky threatened to file a lawsuit, a temporary restraining order and an injunction if the signs are not removed by March 10.

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File Photo / KBIA

Columbia police accounted for more than five local assaults and robberies this past week.

Cooling centers provide escape from the heat

Jul 2, 2012
hot summer sun
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Triple-digit temperatures with heat advisories and excessive heat warnings continue today, throughout much of the state. 

The Missouri Council of the Blind hopes to foster improvements for the visually impaired in Columbia by establishing a new chapter. The council hopes to identify key people in the community and  is searching for leaders to run the Columbia council. With MU being a large part of the state Columbia community, executive director of the Council of the Blind, Chris Gray says the chapter would benefit the area.