The Ward Reapportionment Committee will hold a public hearing on Sept. 7 to discuss re-allocation of the First Ward with the public.
Mayor Bob McDavid outlined his strategy to revamp the city bus system Monday night, including a plan for a transit task force, "hot routes" and a transit board separate from the Public Works Department.
We asked bus riders how they would alter their transit routines if changes proposed by the city manager take effect.
The Ward Reapportionment Committee is meeting to discuss three previous proposals as well as two new trials.
City Manager Mike Matthes proposes a management fellowship to cut city expenses and provide real-world experience to master's students studying public affairs.
It's too late in the budget year for the mayor's ideas to be reflected, though. The public transit budget process is moving forward with reduced services and higher rates.
An update on Monday's testimonies for the Kahler trial. Kraig Kahler's doctor, along with Don and Marina Coulter, friends of Kraig and Karen Kahler from Weatherford, Texas, testified.
The beach at Stephens Lake Park will be wheelchair accessible after a concrete ramp is installed later this winter. It is estimated that the project will cost $5,000.
Missouri's November 2012 ballot will include a proposed amendment that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID. A public forum Sept. 14 will address this issue.
Matthes' coffee schedule is full until September. Topics of discussion include speeding, feral cats and Columbia hangouts.
Columbia Public Schools students will not be vaccinated for the flu at school this year because the federal grant that paid for the vaccinations ended in May.
A former DNA investigator testified that Kraig Kahler's blood was found at the murder scene.
The county commission is contemplating two methods of management for the fairgrounds. The shift relieves the Boone County Fair Board of its day-to-day duties with the fairgrounds.
Changes to the conceal-and-carry law that take effect Aug. 28 lower the minimum age required to apply for a permit from 23 to 21, establish new qualification requirements and expand the right to carry concealed weapons at the state Capitol.
The prosecution played a videotaped deposition of Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent Bill Halverson, who interviewed James Kraig Kahler the day of his arrest.
James Kraig Kahler's brother and father told the Osage County District Court on Thursday afternoon that Kraig Kahler said he "might go out in a blaze of glory" and that he had "terrible thoughts."
Sunny Reese talked about how Kraig Kahler became increasingly agitated about the romantic relationship between Reese and Karen Kahler, especially when they made it clear he couldn't become part of it.
Defense attorney Tom Haney showed that Kraig Kahler never took the clonazepam pills he'd been prescribed for seizures and panic attacks, laying the groundwork for the argument that his client was mentally unstable at the time of the crime.
The fiscal 2012 budget proposed by City Manager Mike Matthes calls for giving most employees a raise of 25 cents per hour. Union representatives say it's a step in the right direction.
Karen Kahler's divorce attorney, Dan Pingelton, said his client's husband had "introduced Sunny (Reese) sexually" to the couple, wanting to add another partner to his marriage.