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Politics
9:00 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Columbia P&Z tables South Route K development vote

The Columbia Planning & Zoning Commission meets on December 6, 2012
Maoling Xiong KBIA

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission voted Thursday night to table a vote on the controversial housing development project on South Route K until next month.

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Sports
12:03 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Former Rock Bridge soccer player drowns during college practice

Arianna Alioto
Northern Michigan University

An investigation is looking at the drowning of an 18-year-old freshman on Northern Michigan University's varsity women's soccer team during a team workout in a school swimming pool.

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Science, Health and Technology
5:10 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Columbia electric linemen help restore power after Hurricane Sandy

The Birkes Flickr

Over 200,000 homes are still without power in Rockaway Township, NJ, after Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast on October 29.

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Politics
3:22 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

McCaskill stops in Columbia on final day of campaign

clairemccaskill.com

Senator Claire McCaskill is finishing up her statewide “Get Out the Vote” campaign today by making various stops throughout Missouri. One of them was in Columbia this morning, at the Coordinated Campaign Building.

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Science, Health and Technology
4:21 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Columbia fire officials investigate two-alarm fire

matthewvenn Flickr

Columbia fire officials are still investigating a two-alarm fire that broke out at a Columbia auto parts store on Business Loop 70 Wednesday night.

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Business
2:52 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Department of Housing and Urban Development cuts funding for Columbia

KBIA file photo

For the past two years, housing rehabilitation projects in Columbia have been decreasing.

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Education
5:09 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Service organizations cash in during Homecoming festivities

File Photo KBIA

At MU, the annual Homecoming festivities include several service events as a part of the tradition. This year, the service organization Tigers Taming Hunger reports donations are exceeding expectations.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

McCaskill waits tables to emphasize student loans

Claire McCaskill
Kristofor Husted KBIA

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is donning an apron to emphasize her support for federal student loans in her campaign against Republican Todd Akin.

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Crime
11:30 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Columbia Police Department names Deputy Chief finalists

From left: Administrative Support Captain Dianne Bernhard, Internal Affairs Lieutenant Shelley Jones and Public Relations Unit Sergeant Jill Schlude.
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department says even though it conducted a nationwide search to find the new Deputy Chief of Police, the three finalists for the job are all officers currently with the department.

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Education
8:48 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Columbia and Jefferson City public schools see enrollment surge

As public school starts Thursday in both Columbia and Jefferson City, those school districts are dealing with a surge in student enrollment. To deal with this, the districts have hired several teachers at the last minute to maintain a healthy ratio of students to instructors.

Although enrollment numbers are expected to fluctuate for the next few weeks, Columbia and Jefferson City have added several teachers at the elementary level to accommodate the influx of younger students.

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Politics
9:11 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Mo. House candidates prepare for primary elections

Kyle Stokes KBIA

Primary candidates vying for a house seat in Columbia’s 44th and 47th districts are getting ready for primary elections now just a week away.

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Politics
1:53 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

Columbia leaders detail plan to address pension problem

City leaders are asking Columbia city council to allow them to make significant changes to the city’s benefit plans for new employees. It’s an effort to address the city’s ailing pensions.

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Weather
10:13 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Water use on the rise in Columbia

florian flickr

Columbia Water and Light says its customer’s water use is up this summer, amid hot and dry weather over the last few weeks.

The Department saw a significant increase in water use in June compared to June of last year. Spokesperson Connie Kacprowicz says in July there’s already been 20 million gallons of water used in Columbia most days, even getting as high as 23 million gallons a day.

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Politics
9:46 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Columbia could change trash pickups

City of Columbia logo
City of Columbia

The city of Columbia could be changing the way it picks up trash next year.  The city will currently pick up trash bags left on residential street, but a new proposal would change the method to only collecting trash from bins provided to residents by the city. 

The proposal would reduce the number of trash collectors, but Columbia Solid Waste Utility Manager Richard Wieman says those positions would be transitioned to another part of waste collection.

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Weather
12:11 pm
Fri July 6, 2012

Columbia asks for less water use while it repairs equipment

Florian Flickr

Columbia Water and Light is asking its customers to cut down on their water use between now and 6 o’ clock Saturday morning.

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