By Andrew Frein and Kyra Haas | April 5, 2016
Skala and Thomas won with 57 and 66 percent of the votes, respectively.
By Amos Chen | March 2, 2016
The petition, which would create new zoning ordinances, has gained over 2,000 signatures to date.
By Marilyn Haigh | Sept. 8, 2015
The group is fighting downtown development using funds from tomato sales and weekend car washes.
By Manyun Zou | Sept. 8, 2015
After solving conflicts with city through new regulations, Uber finally begins to operate legally in Columbia.
By Ruth Serven | April 29, 2015
Residents worry CID will improve Business Loop district at expense of surrounding neighborhoods.
By Paige Lalain | April 29, 2015
“We may or may not lose some historic property,” Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala said.
By Jennifer Prohov | April 15, 2015
The rules will help pedestrians, motorists and bicyclists feel more safe, according to the CPD.
By Ruth Serven | April 15, 2015
“It’s the same work I’ve always done, but now I’m on the other side of the table,” Ruffin said. “I’ll have a more complete vision and understanding of how decisions are made.”
By Maggie Stanwood and Ruth Serven | April 8, 2015
Rev. Clyde Ruffin took the First Ward with 327 votes.
By Waverly Colville | March 31, 2015
During full senate, the MSA adviser Farouk Aregbe also spoke out against the resolution.
By Emma Diltz | March 26, 2015
Columbia City Council elections for First Ward will be held April 7.
By George Roberson | March 23, 2015
"I hope that this will lead to the city taking us more seriously," Phillips said. "We aren't just temporary citizens. We can vote, and we will vote when we care about things."
By Ruth Serven | March 10, 2015
The debate pits convenience and practicality against environmental concerns.
By Ruth Serven | Feb. 25, 2015
The election will be held in April.
By Hailey Stolze | Feb. 18, 2015
Uber officials say the new regulations may reduce the number of potential drivers.
By Libbye Tellor | Feb. 11, 2015
The proposal would fine stores for using single-use plastic bags.
By Waverly Colville | Feb. 5, 2015
MSA’s Campus and Community Relations Committee worked with university and city officials to make taking a shuttle safer for pedestrians
By Hailey Stolze | Jan. 21, 2015
After failing to receive enough signatures on a referendum petition, Columbia residents are working on an initiative petition.
By Ruth Serven | Jan. 21, 2015
City Council is planning to debate transportation regulations at its Feb. 2 meeting.
The new law is unlikely to stop many from smoking, but sure to hurt local businesses.
By Hailey Stolze | Jan. 7, 2015
Chadwick left office less than a month after her "Tobacco 21" initiative took effect.
By Ruth Serven | Dec. 3, 2014
The bill’s proponents aim to aid public health, but opponents argue it would curtail individual rights.
By Hailey Stolze | Nov. 19, 2014
Public housing residents in Columbia may soon no longer be permitted to smoke in their homes.
By Ruth Serven | Nov. 18, 2014
“It’s no secret that Columbia’s infrastructure is in dire need of repair.”
By Ruth Serven | Nov. 5, 2014
The change was implemented Nov. 3.
By Elana Williams | Oct. 29, 2014
The proposed ordinance failed 4-3 during a City Council meeting Oct. 20.
By Ruth Serven | Oct. 29, 2014
She will begin her position in January.
By Ruth Serven | Oct. 22, 2014
“I think the proper way to do this is at the state level,” Mayor Bob McDavid said.
By Maggie Stanwood | Oct. 22, 2014
In fall 2013, there was an oversupply of 902 beds.
By Hannah Black | Oct. 8, 2014
Council voted Sept. 15 to recognize same-sex spouses as beneficiaries.
By John Richmond Herrick | Oct. 8, 2014
It’s the first pay increase for city employees since the recession.
By Waverly Colville | Oct. 7, 2014 | Updated Oct. 8, 2014 at 10:16 a.m.
Next week, at the request of Ward, all parties involved will have a meeting to create a university-wide stance.
By Ruth Serven | Oct. 1, 2014
The proposals include a barrier and disabled accessible crosswalks.
We may not be able to stop the College Avenue wall now, but students must be heard at City Hall.
By Hailey Stolze | Sept. 24, 2014
As a college town, the new rule could majorly affect Columbia.
By Jennifer Prohov | Sept. 23, 2014
The application process will close in November.
By Ruth Serven | Sept. 23, 2014
Planned changes will have “significant safety impacts."
By Paige Lalain | Sept. 17, 2014
Volunteers have twice gathered adequate signatures to force a vote on the project.
By Ruth Serven | Sept. 17, 2014
The panels would add to an already existing collection
By Ruth Serven | Sept. 10, 2014
Changes include longer hours and higher rates.
By Shannon Sankey | Sept. 9, 2014
The program is being redesigned due to budget shortfall.
By Marilyn Haigh | Sept. 2, 2014
New meter technology allows them to comply with ADA standards.
By Ruth Serven | Aug. 27, 2014
The project has been debated for several months now.
By Maggie Stanwood | June 4, 2014
City Council approved a development with Opus for a student complex downtown, 5-1.
By Joseph Fafinski | June 3, 2014
Two new High-Intensity Activated crosswalk beacons and a fenced, stone-stamped median will be added to College Avenue. The roadwork is set to be completed by the summer of 2015.
By Maggie Stanwood | April 30, 2014
The new agreement will go to City Council.
By Maggie Stanwood | April 23, 2014
A plan suggested three years ago is now taking effect.
By Kayla Goldfarb | April 8, 2014
Councilmembers opted to suspend the vote to allow for referrals from advisory commissions and boards.
By Jessica Karins | March 19, 2014
As Columbia considers decriminalizing marijuana cultivation, advocates see it as a step toward eliminating what they see as a social injustice. An amendment to city code, which was introduced at Monday night’s City Council meeting, would allow Columbia residents to possess up to six marijuana plants without the penalty ...
By Claire Boston | March 18, 2014
Some residents worried the council was rushing toward a decision.
By Maggie Stanwood | March 12, 2014
Student housing proposals could be on track for August 2015 development.
By Kayla Goldfarb | March 5, 2014
The zoning proposal would allow residents in two-family units to construct and rent out other dwellings on their properties.
By Kayla Goldfarb and Maggie Stanwood | Feb. 26, 2014
Plans for a West Campus development moved forward despite the TIF defeat.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Feb. 19, 2014
The city will replace the current orbital pulse busing system with expanded routes set to be completed by summer 2014.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Feb. 5, 2014
Housing developers Park 7 had planned to build a new off-campus housing facility for students.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Jan. 22, 2014
The road improvements along Clark Lane are set to be completed in 2014.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Nov. 6, 2013
Residents spoke out at the last City Council meeting to ask members to consider relaxing city ordinances on the drug.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Nov. 5, 2013
The city will persist in adding controlled amounts of fluoride to the water supply for dental health benefits.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Oct. 22, 2013
The proposed plan was tabled following citizen opposition.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Oct. 8, 2013
A walking shoulder along Clark Lane to provide non-motorized access would be built in the next construction season.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Sept. 17, 2013
The council only approved the proposal after amending the percentage of impervious surface land allowed.
By Kayla Goldfarb | Sept. 4, 2013
The council approved the contract in a 4-3 vote.
By Alyssa Nielsen | Sept. 2, 2013
The rezoning request has been tabled to be presented until the Sept. 5 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.
By Joe Clougher | Aug. 21, 2013
From January to June, uniform crime reporting statistics show 274 reported violent incidents.
By Mark Kim | July 30, 2013
Updates include new trick bike area and BMX track.
By Joe Clougher | July 9, 2013
The apartments are slated to open August 2015.
By Jennifer Beatty | July 7, 2013
Analytics show the highest concentration of incidents involving the police occurred between Fifth and Hitt streets from Ash to Locust streets.
By Katherine Fallon | July 7, 2013
The proposal would have developers pay for the amount of traffic their site generates during peak hours.
By Jennifer Beatty | June 27, 2013
Police chief suggested a curfew, but only the mayor also supported it.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | April 12, 2013
The original plan could have affected traffic by Greek houses.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | April 5, 2013
Funds from six accounts will transfer nearly $1.2 million to fund terminal improvements.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | March 8, 2013
The Chamber of Commerce submitted a report detailing a project to improve the airport.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Feb. 8, 2013
In a three-way race, Laura Nauser won the Fifth Ward seat on City Council.
By Beatriz Costa-Lima | Feb. 1, 2013
Former councilwoman Helen Anthony vacated the position Nov. 30.
By Scott Delhommer | Nov. 6, 2012
The program was initially approved in September.
By Scott Delhommer | Oct. 16, 2012
The city guaranteed American Airlines $3 million in revenue in a two-year period.
By Adam Lowe | June 22, 2012
The location and open-container policy for the pregame tailgating event were both unanimously approved.
By Molly Duffy | Nov. 29, 2011
Student governments are not in favor of the luxury student housing that will replace the Regency mobile home park.