Claire Boston

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Legal Green

Addressing a municipal court fee schedule that’s confusing not only for the public but also for professional court staff and attorneys, the general Assembly has made judicial reforms a priority for the current legislative session.

The Columbia Fire Department is More than Fires

It’s called the Columbia Fire Department, but for the men and women on staff, duties extend far beyond the flames.

Staff for Life

When MU Health Care began operating its helicopter service in 1982, it served about 70 patients in its first year using a single helicopter. Now its three helicopters…go on about 800 calls annually.

Crime Stoppers fights no-snitch culture

Crime Stoppers guarantees anonymity to people who call in information about crimes.

Counting Cars: A look at road fees

Could a trip generation model be the answer for a city that’s growing faster than its infrastructure can keep up?

Ice Ice Baby

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, the ice business is booming, but the real success stories of the industry are those that keep product moving even when temperatures start to cool.

House of Chow under new ownership

The 32-year-old Chinese food fixture gets new owner from the same family.

Top Dollar

Columbia’s seven priciest pieces of undeveloped real estate

Giving Gardens gears up for busy season, fundraiser

Mother’s Day is Sunday, and CMSE Giving Gardens has been preparing for the rush on…

The Columbia Mall has buying power

Mall’s arrival changes city shopping habits.

Heart of Missouri United Way pins down results

Heart of Missouri United Way narrows focus to at-risk youth

MU study finds small biomass power plants could help rural economies

A recent MU study found that harnessing bioenergy through biomass power plants small enough to…