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GoCOMO bus fares to remain free in Columbia for at least another year

A GoCOMO bus operates in Columbia on September 7, 2023 (photo courtesy of Columbia Public Works spokesman John Ogan) Columbia’s city council has voted to suspend transportation fares for GoCOMO bus riders for the fourth straight year. GoCOMO has been operating fare-free since the March 2020 COVID emergency declaration. Columbia Public Works officials say current transportation sales tax (TST) funding …

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Mizzou’s Drinkwitz, Brandon Jones and Delgado on “Tiger Talk” tonight

Tiger Talk airs Tuesday evenings from 7-8 at Bud’s Classic BBQ in downtown Columbia (graphic courtesy of Mizzou Athletics) Bud’s Classic BBQ in downtown Columbia is expected to be packed for tonight’s “Tiger Talk” program, after Saturday’s thrilling 30-27 upset win over 15th ranked Kansas State. Mizzou football coach Eli Drinkwitz, offensive line coach Brandon Jones and offensive guard Xavier …

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(LISTEN): “Missouri Times” publisher Scott Faughn appears on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

“Missouri Times” publisher Scott Faughn says fourth quarter fundraising numbers will be key for the 2024 GOP Lieutenant Governor primary race between House Speaker Dean Plocher (R-Des Peres) and State Sen. Holly Rehder (R-Scott City). Missouri’s current Lt. Governor, Mike Kehoe, is running for governor next year. Mr. Faughn joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”, praising …

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Three courtroom spectators ejected during chaotic Columbia murder sentencing; Dawson sentenced to life

Convicted murderer Bobby Dawson has been sentenced to life in prison without parole. He told Boone County Circuit Judge Joshua Calvin Devine on Friday that he didn’t kill Rod Jones (file photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) A convicted Columbia killer has been sentenced to life in prison without parole, following a chaotic Friday sentencing that included …

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Columbia’s city council to vote on proposed $533-million budget tonight

Columbia city manager De’Carlon Seewood (2023 file photo courtesy of city of Columbia website) Columbia city employees would receive pay raises under a plan that is scheduled to be voted on tonight by the seven-member city council. City manager De’Carlon Seewood is proposing a $533-million budget, which includes $10-million in pay raises for the city’s approximately 1,500 employees. Mr. Seewood …

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