Elections to fill City Council seats as well as open positions on the Columbia, Hallsville and Southern Boone County school boards are expected to drive voting in Tuesday's municipal election. Various bond issues and a property tax levy will also be on the ballots.
After 32 years of law enforcement in Columbia, Stephen Monticelli has accepted a position as chief of police in Harrisonburg, Va.
The City Council voted to table a rezoning request from JQB Construction to build several condominiums at the southeast corner of Garth Avenue and Blue Ridge Road.
A city bus will run on Saturday mornings to give residents access to the Columbia Farmers' Market.
Debate over establishing an Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia has centered around strategies for effective job growth and the potential consequences of a blight decree, including the potential use of eminent domain. City Council candidates in the Second and Sixth wards address those concerns.
Boone County Democrats assembled Thursday to determine a 27-member delegation that will progress to congressional district and state conventions in the coming months. Although turnout was low, those who attended displayed no less enthusiasm about the process.
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Voters will select council representatives in Columbia's Second and Sixth wards on Tuesday. Each ward has different challenges and constituencies.
City Council candidate Bill Tillotson released a statement about a fraud conviction in 1976 and his pardon in 1998, after a news report raised the issue.
Charles Witt, the fire chief of Columbia Fire Department, has been a firefighter for 36 years. His career has gave him a new perspective of life, and now he is seeking another success — in dancing.
One Democrat, two Republicans, two Libertarians and one Constitution Party candidate will vie for the position as representative for Missouri's 4th District.
One of six people running for the seat, Dollar is a member of the Boone County Planning & Zoning Commission. He has been a county surveyor, served on the Board of Equalization and served on the Boone County Democratic Central Committee.
Three more candidates registered on the final day to run for the state House of Representatives bring the total number of candidates to 11.
The five City Council candidates were asked about their views about crime and the Columbia Police Department.
The five candidates for two seats on the council filed their paperwork on Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Candidates support asking MU to help pay for a more extensive, student-centric bus system. However, they are split on how much the city should subsidize bus operating costs from its own budget.
Sixth Ward councilwoman reached the bronze level in the National League of Cities' Certificate of Achievement in Leadership program.
The candidate for the Sixth Ward seat on the Columbia City Council believes his business acumen would serve him well in city government.
The proposed expansion, which would be the largest and most complicated in the treatment plant's history, would limit the amount of water that can be treated during construction.