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(LISTEN): Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) central district engineer Michelle Watkins discusses Jefferson City’s tri-level on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri’s governor has called on the state Department of Transportation (MoDOT) to redesign Jefferson City’s aging tri-level. It was the scene of the August 15 tractor trailer crash and fuel spill that closed busy southbound Highway 54 for five hours, tying up traffic for thousands of commuters and truckers. MoDOT central district engineer Michelle Watkins joined us live this morning …

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(LISTEN): Zimmer’s KCMQ radiothon to benefit Columbia’s True North

Zimmer sister station KCMQ’s Atterberry Auction True North Radiothon is Friday August 25, 2023 from 6 am to 6 pm (graphic courtesy of KCMQ) Preventing domestic violence continues to be a top priority for Columbia Police and for city manager De’Carlon Seewood, who note nine of the city’s 11 homicides last year were domestic-related. Tomorrow is Zimmer sister station KCMQ’s …

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New Hawaiian restaurant in south Columbia plans VIP events tomorrow and Saturday

Hawaiian Bros Island Grill plans a Monday grand opening at its Grindstone Parkway location in south Columbia (August 23, 2023 photo from 939 the Eagle’s Brian Hauswirth) The grand opening for a highly-anticipated new south Columbia restaurant is set for Monday. Hawaiian Bros Island Grill on Grindstone Parkway plans free VIP events on Friday and Saturday, before the new restaurant …

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Mizzou welcomes a record percentage of returning students to Columbia

Mizzou’s Columns on its Columbia campus (2022 file photo courtesy of MU News Bureau senior editor Sara Diedrich) Columbia residents have noticed increased traffic this week downtown and across the city. The University of Missouri has welcomed more than 5,100 new freshmen, a three percent increase from last year. Mizzou’s preliminary total enrollment is 30,667 students. Meantime, the University of Missouri …

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Columbia’s first higher education institution celebrating 190 years today

The nation’s second-oldest women’s college is celebrating its 190th birthday today, and you’re invited to their party this afternoon. Columbia’s historic Stephens College is celebrating today, and the city will be presenting an official proclamation designating today as Stephens College day. Stephens was the first higher education institution in Columbia. Today’s party is from 4:30 to 5:30 at Wood hall. …

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