In 2006, August Skamenca won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for his investigation into the state of Missouri's voter registration rolls. You can listen to his story above. He worked with the Columbia Missourian's Matt Wynn, who wrote the story below.
Original article from the Columbia Missourian, November 2, 2006:
Columbia native William Phillippe was drawn to the West Coast through military service and a steady job after he graduated from Hickman High School in 1938. He moved back to his hometown in 1988 and in 1992 married Rea Phillippe.
Concerns about a “blight” designation in the city of Columbia are continuing to come out in public forums. Issues such as using outdated census data from the year 2000, incorporating the first ward in the blighted zone, and potential employment of felons in the new “blighted” areas are among concerns being raised.