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Governor Jay Nixon met with Missouri Levee and Drainage District members in Columbia this weekend. He and other state and federal officials responded to over eight months of questions from farmers and others on how Missouri’s waterways will be protected from future massive flooding. This is the first time a Missouri governor attended an annual levee district association meeting in over 15 years, and with good reason, as Governor Nixon addressed the standing room only crowd, he branded 2011: “the year of natural disasters.”

Snow closes Columbia schools

Feb 13, 2012

Officials from the Columbia Public School District say all schools in the distract are closed Monday due to early morning snow fall which covered the city's roads.

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Columbia city officials are still discussing options for shoring up a projected one-million-dollar shortfall in the city’s transit budget.

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Boone County and the City of Columbia are using a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study storm-water runoff into Bear Creek, north of I-70. A task force will focus on reducing pollutants, which flow directly into the creek, untreated.  

Taxi stands to stay in Columbia

Feb 8, 2012
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Columbia’s City Council unanimously voted to make downtown taxi stands and no-pick-up zones permanent on Monday night.  

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013.

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According to Forbes, Columbia, Missouri is one of the top places to move to for a working retirement in the United States.

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This week:  KBIA talks with William Barrett of Forbes on how the city of Columbia is in the top twenty places in the U.S. to come for a working retirement.  Plus, Missouri farmers are trying to protect themselves from "agritourism."

Regional News coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Missouri General Assembly Map, Redistricted
  • Living Windows Celebration
  • Missouri Revenue Report

 

The District hosts its annual Living Windows festival Friday night in Columbia.

MKT trail
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In Columbia, volunteers are working with the city’s parks and recreation department and other organizations as a part of an Urban Ecology Restoration project that aims to revitalize an area that was once home to a sewer treatment facility. Volunteers planted over 80 trees and 300 shrubs along the MKT trail on Saturday. Elizabeth Trovall went to the planting site off of Forum Boulevard to see how the project will create a lush landscape but also decrease storm water runoff in Columbia.  

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 Columbia College and some Boone Country schools signed an agreement Wednesday that will allow education students to observe and teach classes in any school district in the county.

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:

  • Columbia Implements a new city campaign.
  • Veterans Day Across Mid-Missouri.
  • Lake of the Ozark Dispute.

At a joint meeting last night the groups approved a positioning line and logo to help facilitate their six-phase process. 

Conventional property zoning operates on the belief that properties should be grouped by their use.

Poet Marc McKee received his MFA from the University of Houston and his PhD from the University of Missouri, where he lives with his wife, Camellia Cosgray. He is the author of What Apocalypse? (2008). McKee will celebrate the release of his new full-length book of poetry, Fuse, 7 pm Saturday at the Columbia Art League with Melissa Range.

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