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Columbia copes with increasing number of vacant houses

This article won the second-place award at the Missouri Press Association Awards 2012 in the Best News category. This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 11, 2011. COLUMBIA — One house on Moss Street sticks out among the rest. For all the wrong reasons. Paint has chipped off its white walls […]

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Columbia home prices up, actual sales down

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 2, 2011. COLUMBIA – Although national home prices fell during the first quarter of 2011, Columbia’s housing market has seen an increase of sale prices. “We have a stable market,” Betty Tice, president of the Columbia Board of Realtors, said. “We have not had a […]

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Boone County life expectancy by gender

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on June 28, 2011. COLUMBIA — Women live longer than men in Boone County, but men are closing the gap. Male life expectancy in the county improved by 18 months between 2000 and 2007, compared to an increase of only about three months in female life […]

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Public hearing for Review Board’s ordinance

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 11, 2011. COLUMBIA — Within two weeks, Columbia citizens will get a chance to voice their opinions about the role of the Citizens Police Review Board. At a meeting Wednesday night, the review board announced it will hold a special public hearing on Aug. […]

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Police, Review Board given deadline to settle differences

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 1, 2011. COLUMBIA — Mayor Bob McDavid said the city will step in if the Citizens Police Review Board and the Columbia Police Department don’t find a way to sort out seven key differences. The board and police have an informal, two-month deadline to […]

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Linked shootings led to anti-gang task force

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 29, 2011. COLUMBIA — The task force that arrested 11 people in Columbia this week was created after police suspected some recent shooting incidents in the city might be connected. “There was some information that some of the shootings might have been in retaliation […]

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Anti-gang task force makes arrests

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 28, 2011. COLUMBIA — Ten adults and one juvenile have been arrested since Monday by a task force aimed at combating gang activities, Columbia police said Thursday. The task force is made up of Columbia Police Department officers, Boone County Sheriff’s Department deputies, FBI agents and […]

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Police, Review Board talk about improving relationship

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 19, 2011. COLUMBIA — Though they say there’s no rift, the Columbia police and the Citizens Police Review Board will soon tell City Council what they think can be done to improve their relationship. At the end of the July 5 council meeting, Mayor Bob McDavid […]

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Ramadan 2011 begins

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on Aug 1, 2011. COLUMBIA — When Columbia Muslims woke up about 4 a.m. Monday to eat an early breakfast, they knew there would be no food or drink for them until sundown 16 hours later. Monday marked the first day of Ramadan, the Islamic holy […]

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4G in Columbia

This story was first published in the Columbia Missourian on July 31, 2011. COLUMBIA — Wireless Internet in Columbia is about to accelerate to the next generation. Two Columbia companies, Full Stream Wireless and Tranquility Internet Services, have teamed up to bring “fourth-generation,” or 4G, wireless broadband Internet service to the city. The service will be launched Aug. 15. The wireless […]

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