Lauren Bishop


Copy desk, fall 2019 Studying print and digital Journalism and Political Science You can reach me at or in the newsroom at 573-882-5700

Home town

Fenton, Missouri

Lazer Lanes family entertainment center will shut its doors Sept. 8. The equipment will be moved and revamped at Level Up Entertainment, opening in Columbia Mall on Nov. 1, according to new owner.

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission would need to be involved in the future of the proposed 30,000-acre wind farm near Harrisburg, as current zoning regulations were created for solely agricultural land and would not allow for large-scale wind farms. 

The Planning and Zoning Commission met Thursday to discuss proposed medical marijuana regulations for Columbia. Currently, dispensaries will not be permitted within 1,000 feet of schools and churches, and will be required to be on the second floor of a building, if located downtown. 

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