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The city provides annual reports on drinking water quality.
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education maintains an electronic database of preschool programs.
Information about daycare services and inspection results can be found through the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
The records of Missouri soldiers who served between 1812 and WW I are available online through the secretary of state's website.
The FBI's records of the number of police officers, civilian employees and the total number of law enforcement employees in Missouri cities is compared to the populations of those cities.
Academic Progress Rate is an NCAA tool that measures the success of a program moving its athletes toward graduation. It takes into account academic eligibility and retention — whether the athletes stay in schoo
Opensecrets.org is a watchdog website that helps to keep politicians in check, and that includes your local representative in Congress or Missouri’s two senators, Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill.
Economic indicators for Columbia, Boone County and Missouri, including unemployment rates, weekly and yearly wage rates, cost of living and population comparisons.
With the U.S. in the midst of the worse drug shortage in years, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is keeping track of all the drugs that are in short supply.
Find quality health care in your area by comparing hospitals based on treatment procedures and results, along with patient satisfaction.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services keeps an up-to-date list of the food and drug recalls.
Regional Analysis & Information Data Sharing lets viewers track crime in their areas.
ProPublica, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization, tracks, by state, the payments that 12 drug companies give to doctors and other health professionals for promoting their drugs.
State tax credit data lets you can find out which businesses are receiving tax credits from the state.
Holiday crash reports tell how dangerous it is to be on the road during holidays.
The Attorney General's website lets you check on Missouri charities to see how much of your contribution goes to charitable purposes and how much goes toward administrative and fundraising costs.
Before a new shopping center is built or before your neighbors put an addition on to their house, they have to file for a Columbia building permit.
The Missouri Accountability Portal database shows how state money is being spent.
In addition to meeting minutes, you can also access live audio streams of the meetings as they happen.
Statistics provided by the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center track the location and death count of all fatal tornadoes in the U.S. since 2000.