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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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Housing the Homeless: When Housing Comes First

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"Homelessness is a complex problem, but homelessness is a fixable problem," says Steve Hollis, Columbia’s Manager of Human Services. "The first step is putting someone into a home." Homelessness is a reality that tho...

Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Things to Do in Columbia: First Fridays

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Head down to the North Village Arts District on the first Friday of each month from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to experience a one-of-a-kind FREE art crawl. Galleries, shops and business will be open to the public with music,...

The Lynn Street Project

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The Lynn Street Project

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The Columbia Community Land Trust is working on their first affordable housing project: The Lynn Street Cottages. By Winter 2018, eight new energy-efficient single-family homes will be available for low- to moderate-i...

Overcoming Police Bias

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Overcoming Police Bias

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All people, even well-intentioned people, have bias. To reduce police bias in our community, the Columbia Police Department is adopting a new way of policing called fair and impartial policing. Sgt. Michael Hestir re...

Reporting Accessible Parking Violations

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Reporting Accessible Parking Violations

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There is a new tool to enforce accessible parking violations in Columbia, Missouri. See how easy it is to report a violation and learn what's being done to improve accessible parking downtown.

Strawn Park Disc Golf Course

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Strawn Park Disc Golf Course

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Strawn Park is Columbia, Missouri's newest park and home to one of the best disc golf courses in the region.

Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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Behind the Scenes: Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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For 24 years, the city of Columbia has come together to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but also to continue his dream of a diverse and inclusive community. This year a record-breaking 1100...

Missouri Opioid Summit: Central Region

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Missouri Opioid Summit: Central Region

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Welcome to the Missouri Opioid Summit in Columbia, MO. In Missouri, nine summits are taking place across the state to help first responders, health care providers and others deal with the growing opioid crisis. “It is...

Traffic Box Art: Breaking the Rules

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Traffic Box Art: Breaking the Rules

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Each year the City of Columbia, Missouri, invites artists living in mid-Missouri to create art on traffic signal boxes in the heart of our downtown area. The City Channel sat down with 2018 winner Brittany Williamson ...

Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Live Well By Faith Part 2

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Entering its second year, the new City program "Live Well By Faith" is transforming the lives of local residents. Funded by a two-year grant to address health disparities in the Black community, Health Educator Verna ...