Columbia School Board candidates address education models, school start times

The candidates also discussed evaluating Columbia Public Schools' college and career preparation programs.

SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Jonathan Sessions discusses budget, bond issues

School Board candidate Jonathan Sessions said he wants to build a budget that maintains current programs and keep promises to the community to stay on course toward continuous improvement.

Columbia School Board candidates discuss Common Core, violence in schools

Candidates said that community support and involvement make the school district stand out, two candidates support extending the school year in future.

SCHOOL BOARD Q&A: Paul Cushing discusses vocational education, alternative schools

School Board candidate Paul Cushing said he supports non-traditional schools and would like to see more vocational training for Columbia students. Cushing is one of four candidates in the April 8 school board election.

First Ward City Council candidates share views over radio

First Ward Columbia City Council candidates received air time on KFRU/1400 AM at the League of Women Voters' candidates forum.

Cedar Ridge would get new school if next month's bond issue is approved

The elementary school's multi-age approach to learning would likely make the move with students and faculty.

Columbia First Ward council candidates answer development, infrastructure questions

Candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from an audience of more than 30 people at a candidate forum hosted by the Boone County Muleskinners on Friday.Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, did not attend.

Muleskinners to host First Ward candidate forum

Columbia City Council First Ward candidates Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easley will address audience's questions and concerns at the Muleskinners' lunch-time forum.

Columbia candidates for school board, City Council discuss disability issues

Tuesday's forum was an opportunity for candidates in the April 8 election to share their views and knowledge of disability issues in Columbia. About 50 people attended.

Want to vote in the April 8 election? Wednesday is the last day to register

Registration must be completed online or postmarked by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be valid for the general municipal election on April 8.

School Board candidates discuss Common Core, school safety at Muleskinners forum

The candidates answered audience questions at a forum hosted by the Muleskinners. Topics included Common Core State Standards, tax increment financing and preschool education in the district.

School Board candidates find common ground on funding, achievement gap

The four candidates campaigning for the three open seats on the Columbia School Board took questions Thursday during their first public forum.

FIRST WARD CITY COUNCIL: Meet the candidates

Three candidates will be on the April 8 ballot to replace Fred Schmidt as the First Ward representative on the Columbia City Council.

Boone County Fire Protection District to ask for $14 million bond issue

Money would go toward equipment replacement and new facilities for the fire district. The issue will go to voters April 8.

First Ward City Council candidates address Columbia transportation, crime

Ginny Chadwick and Bill Easleyanswered questions from Chamber of Commerce members. Tyree Byndom, the third candidate, said he could not participate in the forum on religious grounds.

Two file for Columbia School Board seats

Tom Rose will not seek re-election, and incumbent Helen Wade has not filed so far. The deadline is Jan. 21,2014. 

McDavid, Skala, Thomas sworn in to Columbia City Council

Bob McDavid, Karl Skala and Ian Thomas took their oaths of office Monday to begin their new terms as mayor and Third and Fourth wards councilmen, respectively.

COLUMBIA ELECTION: McDavid, Skala, Thomas prevail

Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid was re-elected to a second term Tuesday, but challengers Karl Skala and Ian Thomas defeated incumbents to win seats on the City Council.

Ian Thomas wins Fourth Ward Columbia City Council seat

Ian Thomas, former director of the PedNet Coalition, defeated incumbent Daryl Dudley and Bill Weitkemper with more than 47 percent of the vote.

Bob McDavid tops Sid Sullivan, wins second term as Columbia's mayor

Bob McDavid won with 60.9 percent of the votes and plans to focus a lot of attention on the growth of the business community.