Columbia

stormwater drain
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Proposed changes to a stormwater ordinance in Columbia are not happening, after years of discussion.  

Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman

May 31, 2012
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The group Keep Columbia Free has started a campaign to recall First Ward Representative Fred Schmidt.

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This week on the show: Columbia’s City Manager talks about the direction of the local economy. Plus, farmers continue to plant corn despite failing efforts to combat rootworm.

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The latest Columbia state of the city address reports mixed emotions about the city’s economic situation.

School districts get annual state aid estimates

May 30, 2012
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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has informed each school district in the state of its annual aid estimates.

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Columbia Fire Department investigators are looking into the cause of a three-alarm fire at the Brookside on College apartment complex. Sunday’s fire caused millions of dollars in damage, destroying most of the still-under construction apartments, but the owners plan to rebuild.

Salute to Veterans

The balmy weather didn't deter the thousands of people who gathered along Broadway this morning for the city’s 24th annual Memorial Day parade.

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.

Newscast for May 24, 2012

May 24, 2012

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Columbia City Council creates new EEZ Board

May 22, 2012
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The Columbia City Council approved a measure Monday creating a board that reviews the economic potential of underdeveloped city neighborhoods.

Newscast for May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012

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Columbia officials are working on changes to local rules governing tents after a collapse in St. Louis last month killed one person and hurt 100 more.

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Members of the Columbia Board of Education are considering a proposal that would change how student transportation operates within Columbia Public Schools.

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The University of Missouri-Kansas City is considering changing its name to the University of Kansas City.

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A suspected bank robber who was shot following a chase in Columbia confessed to police that he robbed another bank last month.

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The City Council passed Resolution 20-12A to declare some parts of Columbia as “blighted” in February. While the blight decree caused a large amount of backlash from Columbia residents, it was the legality of the resolution that caught the council’s attention. 

Newscast for May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012
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Columbia area residents and officials have started developing recommendations for cleaning up a local waterway.

A 10-year-old vision took its first step toward reality at Columbia College.

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The Boone County Smart Growth Coalition is planning a Health Impact Assessment to evaluate the effects of urban growth on public health.

Columbia Independent School names new director

May 3, 2012

The Columbia Independent School recently added new leadership to their staff.

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Members of a neighborhood association in north Columbia are expressing concern about how their neighborhood will be affected by a planned multiple-unit development on the corner of Walnut Street and College Avenue. At a meeting Monday the North Central Columbia Neighborhood Association requested the developers put $1 million in a form of a trust to give back to the community.

Columbia aims to bring natural gas to residents

Apr 30, 2012

Columbia could be the next city in Missouri to bring natural gas fuel to residents.  The city is also considering purchasing new natural-gas-powered garbage trucks.

Newscast for April 30, 2012

Apr 30, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Columbia banks work together to help low-income earners.
  • Columbia looks to bring natural gas to the city.
  • Missouri state Senate examining legislation preventing aiming to prevent failed business ventures.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • A local Kirksville grocer shuts down for good
  • Missouri lawmakers considering allowing casinos to loan money to their patrons
  • Columbia residents unsure of future of neighborhood trees
  • Kirksville shows highest growth of any NE Missouri city
  • University of Missouri hosting Rwanda symposium for public

Columbia residents dispute fate of troublesome trees

Apr 27, 2012
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Residents of Columbia’s Westwood Avenue neighborhood are split on the City’s decision to remove troublesome trees in the area.

Communications company expands Columbia coverage

Apr 24, 2012
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Columbia Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday for Charter Communications. The company already operates communication servers in North Columbia, but they’re ready to expand.

Newscast for April 24, 2012

Apr 24, 2012
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Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Missouri Senate Republicans block passage of state budget.
  • Charter Communications expands coverage in Columbia.
  • One Columbia bus route experiences rider shortage.
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The new bus route that goes from the M-U student center to the Columbia Farmers Market has yet to attract many passengers.

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Continuing updates on a new hearing for Ryan Ferguson.
  • Columbia schools placed on lockdown.
  • MoDOT wants input on a billion dollar plan for state-wide rail service.

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