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Plans in Columbia for a downtown tailgating event at MU’s Friday home football games are beginning to take shape.

The head of a Columbia Chamber of Commerce task force trying to find ways to improve air travel in Mid-Missouri says it will consider a smaller hotel tax increase, now that a larger one has appeared to stall. Greg Steinhoff says hotel owners in Columbia weren’t thrilled with the idea of a 3 percent increase to the hotel tax, with the proceeds to be used for airport upgrades. But now that an organization representing those owners has said it would support a 1 percent hotel tax increase, Steinhoff says his task force will try to figure out how far that money would go.

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The Columbia Regional Airport will expand its reach beginning in June. 

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The Columbia Improvement district plans to introduce a Tiger Town tailgate zone in downtown Columbia.