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Columbia eyeing VFW Post property near Business Loop for homeless facility

Columbia City Hall (2021 file photo courtesy of city of Columbia) Columbia’s city council is set to vote Monday evening on a proposal to purchase VFW property near the Business Loop to provide a location for a homeless shelter and services for the homeless. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 280 is willing to sell their building, parking lots …

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(AUDIO) Columbia Coalition for School Excellence co-founder Luke Neal appears on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table”

Columbia Coalition for School Excellence co-founder Luke Neal ran unsuccessfully for Columbia’s school board in 2021. He says few citizens attend Columbia school board meetings, outside of reporters, those receiving honors/awards and teacher’s union representatives. Mr. Neal joined 939 the Eagle’s Fred Parry in-studio for the hour Saturday on the “CEO Round Table” to discuss what Parry describes as apathy. …

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Mizzou to dedicate $30-million four-story nursing building

Mizzou’s new $30-million Sinclair School of Nursing building is located on Columbia’s Hitt street (October 2022 photo from MU News Bureau spokesman Brian Consiglio) A ribbon-cutting is set for Friday afternoon in Columbia for the new $30-million Sinclair School of Nursing building on the Mizzou campus. Today’s dedication begins at 4 on Hitt street. UM System President Dr. Mun Choi …

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UPDATE: Columbia suspect who barricaded himself inside apartment now in custody

UPDATE: Columbia assistant police chief Jeremiah Johnson tells 939 the Eagle that the suspect who barricaded himself inside an apartment for about seven hours is now in custody. Columbia Police say the situation was resolved without incident. They thank CPD officers, negotiators and specialty units for bringing it to a peaceful end. CPD also thanks residents, business owners and motorists …

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