Brittany Ruess

Voters across Boone County rebuked proposals to allow local governments to start collecting use taxes on out-of state purchases.Voters rejected a county-wide use tax by...
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Turnout was sluggish Tuesday as voters determined whether Boone County and the cities of Columbia, Ashland and Harrisburg should collect use taxes on out-of-state purchases.Turnout...
In discussions about Boone County's 2018 budget, Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey requested three new positions for his department — an evidence technician and two...
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Filing for Columbia City Council seats starts in a week and two city council members have decided to seek re-election.Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp and...
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The role of a former Columbia deputy city manager now overseeing the second Broadway Hotel tax increment financing application has come into question as a...
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Around 1 a.m., at the end of a six-hour Columbia City Council meeting last month, Angela Whitman stood at the podium and talked about the realities of...
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Boone County's aging voting equipment will need to be replaced in the next couple of years, and the estimated $1 million expense — once covered...
Proposed rate increases to Columbia's water and electric rates met different outcomes after weeks of scrutiny from city council members.The council ultimately approved the heftier...
A pair of consulting contracts before the Columbia City Council could move forward a decade-old transmission line project by determining the costs of the a...
Columbia Water and Light, the city's public utility, came under fire from Mayor Brian Treece on Wednesday for proposing utility rate increases without having updated...
Extra pay for city employees, a community input plan for policing and funding to help a not-for-profit purchase its office space are a few ways...
Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes repeated his theme for the city's proposed fiscal 2018 budget when presenting it to the city council Monday — the city...
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City of Columbia and Boone County officials have been in talks for months about placing use tax measures on a ballot. Now the city is...
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Republican Taylor Burks has been offered the vacant Boone County clerk position by Gov. Eric Greitens.Burks, 31, said he received a call from Greitens' office...
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The Columbia City Council on Monday tabled a plan to pay consultants to conduct a community discussion about the city's police after hours of testimony,...
As the city of Columbia tries to tackle its sewer and stormwater issues, it will establish a reimbursement program to help homeowners offset costs to...
The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau has marketed the city for its leisure, corporate and athletic opportunities, but the bureau is working to add medical services to...
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City staff are moving forward on a project to build a single-lane roundabout at Vandiver Drive and Parker Street after receiving Columbia City Council approval...
Referred to as mother-in-law suites or backyard cottages, accessory dwelling units are potentially one of the numerous solutions to Columbia's affordable housing issue -- but...
Boone County Director of Elections Art Auer will be the interim county clerk starting Saturday and will remain in the position until Gov. Eric Greitens...
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