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Politics
4:48 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

City council votes against rezoning for proposed CVS pharmacy

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The Columbia City Council voted to not pass a bill to rezone 1.39 acres on the corner of Providence Road and East Broadway to build a CVS pharmacy Monday evening. The pharmacy would have consisted of a 13,000 square foot building, drive-thru pharmacy, 65 parking spaces, and more efficient sidewalks along Broadway.

Resident Rosie Gerding expressed her thoughts on the suburban look of the pharmacy would bring to the downtown area.

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Politics
9:53 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Mayor McDavid backs off police officer property tax proposal after public forum

Michael Vizcarra, a professor of Naval science at MU, asks a question about whether the police have any kind of "reserves," like the military, at a public forum held by the Columbia Police Officers Association Tuesday night.
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Just over a week after introducing the idea of a new property tax to fund the hire of 35 new police officers in Columbia, Mayor Bob McDavid has decided it's not necessary after all.

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Intersection
6:12 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

How to reduce violent crime in Columbia

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Politics
9:21 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Columbia electrical-line project expected to impact utility rates

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Columbia’s southern region is in need of new electrical transmission lines because of the region’s population increase – and Columbia’s Water and Light Department and City Council are discussing options for the region.

Representatives from the Department and council met yesterday (Thursday) afternoon to discuss one project that would create new transmission lines. Water and Light staff have proposed three line options to the council.

Officials say regardless of the option chosen residents should expect to see a utility-rate increase for the project.

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Agriculture
9:21 am
Wed May 29, 2013

State and campus leaders meet with Vietnamese ambassador, urging increased trade, student presence

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with state and regional leaders to discuss trade and educational opportunities between Vietnam and Missouri, at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, on the campus of the University of Missouri, Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
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The Vietnamese ambassador to the United States is visiting Missouri for the first time this week to discuss trade opportunities and student growth.

Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong met with US Congressmember Vicky Hartzler, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid and University of Missouri President Tim Wolfe to discuss the opportunities for trade between Missouri and Vietnam.

During the discussion, Hartzler noted that the demand for agricultural products in Vietnam presents an opportunity for Missouri producers.

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Politics
11:46 am
Tue March 12, 2013

"Tentative agreement" to save the Niedermeyer building

The Niedermeyer building
Ryan Famuliner KBIA file photo

UPDATE: 2:00PM, March 12:

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PM Newscasts
5:46 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Newscast for December 10, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Funding draft recommendations released for Missouri colleges and universities
  • Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate
  • MU House Speaker Tim Jones touring the state
  • Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stressed importance of airline deal
  • Stephens College selling properties to Hagan Scholarship Foundation
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Politics
3:57 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid stresses importance of airline deal

Flight out of Columbia Regional Airport
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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid plans to run for a second term and is putting extra importance on issues that he says still need resolving. McDavid thinks transportation is the key to improving Columbia’s economy in the coming years.

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Politics
8:33 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announces run for second term

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he wants to continue the work he's begun on projects such as the Columbia Regional Airport's expansion. Pictured, McDavid makes an announcement about the airport, last March.
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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid says he plans to seek re-election for a second term.

McDavid told The Columbia Daily-Tribune that he wants see through some initiatives started during his watch, including efforts to improve air service and public transit.

McDavid was elected in 2010, becoming Columbia's first new mayor since 1995, when Darwin Hindman's 15-year tenure as mayor began. McDavid was elected with 54 percent of the vote.

The deadline for candidates to file for the April elections is Jan. 8th. So far, no challengers have filed to seek the mayor's seat.

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Politics
9:17 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Columbia council approves land purchase, but not purpose

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The Columbia City Council approved the purchase of a plot of land, but council members haven’t agreed on what the city will use it for. The city of Columbia is purchasing a two-acre plot of land on Vandiver Drive at US 63. City Manager Mike Matthes says it will cost three hundred thousand dollars.

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Business
8:29 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Frontier Airlines and Columbia officials celebrate first Orlando flight

Columbia's Mayor Bob McDavid announcing new flight options for Columbia travelers, last March.
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Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid ushered in the start of flight service between Columbia and Orlando at a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday (Tuesday). The addition could eventually pave the way to additional Frontier Airlines offerings in the years to come.

According to Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid, the regional airport is well on its way of achieving his goal of 40 percent market share of mid-Missouri travelers, despite the recent announcement that Delta Air Lines would be ending service out of Columbia.

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Business
6:11 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

"Tentative agreement" for flights to Dallas, Chicago from Columbia Regional Airport

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Columbia Regional Airport has a tentative agreement with American Airlines to offer two daily flights to Dallas, and one flight a day to Chicago, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid announced Thursday.

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Politics
7:57 am
Wed September 19, 2012

McDavid secures $3 million for Columbia Regional Airport

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Mayor Bob McDavid says he now has secured $3 million in pledges to attract a new airline to the Columbia Regional Airport. Roughly half of the money comes from the city. The rest is from private business interests, the Boone County Commission and MU.

McDavid says the new destinations will be big boost for businesses in Columbia, but also for people connected to the University of Missouri

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Politics
8:19 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Columbia: Lodging tax could fund airport upgrades

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A new report shows Columbia could seek voter approval to raise the hotel tax to pay for a new terminal at Columbia Regional Airport.

Cities like Columbia are authorized to impose a hotel tax of up to 7 percent to fund the "promotion, operation and development of tourism." The report also says the city could also legally levy a fee on each occupied hotel room.
Kansas City has such a fee, charging hotels and motels $1.50 per occupied room.