At its meeting Monday night, Columbia City Council members discussed how to re-approach the redistricting matter after the city staff pulled one of the reapportionment committee’s two final recommendations. City staff says Trial D is not contiguous due to complications with its border along the MKT Trail.
In Columbia, African Americans made up 20 percent of the traffic stops conducted by police, yet they make up only 10 percent of the population. What’s more, Columbia police officers are three times more likely to try to search the car of a black driver than a white driver.
State Auditor Tom Schweich has released two audits Wednesday – one dealing with the merger of the Missouri State Water Patrol with the Highway Patrol, and the other with the now-defunct Tour of Missouri bicycle race.�