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.
Columbia City Council has approved a plan that narrows the lanes on Columbia’s busy Clark Lane, and adds a shoulder to the road.
A city council report of possible road construction on Clark Lane in Columbia was met with protest at the City Council meeting Monday night. The plan calls for narrowing the 12 foot lanes of Clark Lane by one foot in each lane and adding at six foot shoulder.
Missouri drivers are paying less at the pump than drivers in any other state right now. Missouri is currently home to the cheapest gas in the nation with the average gas price in the state at $3.05 per gallon.
The 6th annual Citizen Jane film festival kicked off Friday at Stephen’s College. The festival will celebrate women filmmakers and—this year—adds a participatory summit to kick start a conversation about getting more in filmmaking.
This year, the festival held the first ever “Citizen Jane Summit” on Thursday.
Programming Director, Kerri Yost, told Thursday’s crowd she was proud of this cadence of friendliness.
“I really feel that everybody here creates what it is for us,” Yost said. “And it sounds really silly, but we’re trying to make a large change right now in the film industry and we truly believe that could come from the people.”
The summit is just one of the many events at the Citizen Jane festival that is not film.