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Hubbell expansion, Ranken and NextGen cited as successes by Boone County municipal leaders

The $220-million Roy Blunt NextGen facility is located on Mizzou’s campus in Columbia (October 2021 file photo courtesy of Senator Blunt’s Flickr page) Leaders from across Boone County are celebrating numerous successes across the county in the past year.  Boone County commissioners held a municipal government dinner Thursday night in Sturgeon. City and county leaders participated. Some of the successes …

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CPS: Juvenile Hickman student arrested for graffiti incident

Columbia’s Hickman high school was built in 1927 (photo courtesy of the CPS website) The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) superintendent says a juvenile Hickman high school student has been arrested for Wednesday afternoon’s graffiti incident, an incident that led to extra police at the school on Thursday. CPS Superintendent Dr. Brian Yearwood announced the arrest, in a two-page e-mail to …

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Treece, Buffaloe see bright future with new COU terminal

Missouri Governor Mike Parson (right) visits with former Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and others at the October 18, 2022 ribbon-cutting for COU’s $23-million new terminal (photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) A former Columbia mayor describes Columbia Regional Airport’s (COU) $23-million new terminal as a six-year project that culminated with the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony and first flight. Former Mayor …

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Proposed Columbia ordinance would repeal requirement for city logo trash bags

A city of Columbia official trash bag contains the city logo (2022 photo courtesy of Columbia Solid Waste Utility spokesman Brandon Renaud) Columbia residents have an opportunity Thursday evening to testify about a proposed trash bag ordinance. The city’s Solid Waste Utility will host a 6 pm meeting on the proposed ordinance, which would no longer require the use of Columbia …

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