City Manager Bill Watkins, with a total of 26 years of service to the city working in various positions, gave the Columbia City Council five months' notice of his retirement.
New emergency rooms and an expanded nurses station and waiting room are just a few of the improvements that came with the $1.8 million renovation.
Making changes in SWAT raid policy a matter of city code would put an undue burden on his officers, Police Chief Ken Burton said.
Candidates Ed Robb and Scott Christianson ended the night civilly, but not before hashing out significant differences of opinion regarding how to address Boone County's budget issues.
Folks who have worked with City Manager Bill Watkins say he will be missed when he retires next year.
Bill Watkins' had held posts in Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.
Columbia will be pursuing two awards for excellence in business quality and leadership, including the Missouri Quality Award and the Malcolm Baldrige Award.
The lack of a detailed site plan played a part in the council's decision.
For the second time, the proposed pedestrian improvements at Providence and Business Loop 70 were tabled because property owners were not notified.
On Monday, the Columbia City Council will vote to allocate funds for a study to recommend improvements for the Columbia Regional Airport’s terminal.
The campaign in support of Proposition B, Missourians for the Protection of Dogs, has raised $2.38 million this year. Only about 3 percent of the contributions came from Missouri residents and groups.
The proposed ordinance would limit who controls SWAT raids and how operations should be conducted by police.
State public defenders' budget is causing problems as caseloads increase and staff levels remain the same.
Richard Wieman recently received national recognition for his accomplishments in the Public Works Department. He and his wife Sheila make sculptures out of trash in their spare time.
The authority restructured its public housing system in 2008 to allow properties more independence from the authority.
The commission voted unanimously Thursday to accept a plan that creates a road map for the expansion of east Columbia, whose population has grown in recent years.
Mayor Bob McDavid said unclear language could affect voters' opinions of a proposal to continue the city parks sales tax. The proposal will be on the ballot Nov. 2.
About 30 people gathered at The Blue Note on Wednesday night to listen to a panel discussion about civil forfeiture laws. The gathering was sponsored by the Americans for Forfeiture Reform.
City Manager Bill Watkins informed Green Aid in a letter that he supports Columbia's police officers' actions during a SWAT team raid in February. Green Aid said it was disappointed in the city's actions and the message it sends.
Hamilton said he does not know who Gov. Jay Nixon will choose to replace him. In 1989, Hamilton presided over the state’s first case to accept DNA evidence. After retiring, he will begin conducting arbitration mediation for Fulton law firm Riley and Dunlap.