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City priorities and projects are a key component of Columbia city council retreat

Columbia Mayor Barbara Buffaloe takes a selfie with Missouri Governor Mike Parson at the I-70 bill-signing ceremony in MACC’s Columbia parking on August 15, 2023 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Columbia’s mayor, council members, city manager De’Carlon Seewood and department directors are wrapping up their tw0-day retreat today at Camdenton’s Old Kinderhook. They’re addressing numerous topics, including …

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(LISTEN): State Sen. Travis Fitzwater (R-Holts Summit) discusses Senate filibuster on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri’s nine Senate Democrats continue their round-the-clock filibuster at this hour in Jefferson City. They’re filibustering legislation they say would make it more difficult for voters to amend the state Constitution. Democrats began filibustering on Monday afternoon. Initiative petitions in Missouri currently need a simple majority statewide to pass. The GOP-controlled Missouri House has passed legislation that would require future …

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MU Health Care opening new Mizzou Therapy Services office in Columbia today

A Mizzou Therapy Services employee assists a patient in mid-Missouri (undated photo courtesy of MU Health Care spokesman Eric Maze) Fast-growing south Columbia is getting a brand-new Mizzou Therapy Services building from MU Health Care that opens Wednesday morning. It’s on Buttonwood drive. MU Health Care says it will provide physical and occupational therapy services to include physical therapy, hand therapy …

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UPDATE: Property tax abatement sought by Kraft Heinz for its Columbia plant approved by school board

Columbia’s school board has unanimously approved the property tax abatement that’s being sought by Kraft Heinz for its large Columbia plant. 939 the Eagle’s Mike Murphy, the publisher of Comobuz, reports the company is seeking a property tax abatement of $3.75 million over the next decade. Kraft Heinz is the 16th largest employer in Columbia/Boone County with 450 employees, according …

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Columbia’s city council is heading to Old Kinderhook for two-day retreat

Columbia city manager De’Carlon Seewood (2023 photo courtesy of city spokeswoman Sydney Olsen) Columbia’s mayor, the city council, city manager De’Carlon Seewood and department directors are traveling this morning to Camdenton’s Old Kinderhook, where they’ll have a two-day council retreat. They’ll be tackling numerous topics, including council roles, priorities for the council members and the city’s strategic plan. Columbia city …

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