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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Fair Housing Act 50th Anniversary)

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The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act (FHA). This piece of civil rights legislation declared it illegal to discriminate based on certain protected characteristics ille...

Columbia Taking Flight

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Columbia Taking Flight

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Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Amanda Harms is a writer, illustrator, and now, traffic box artist. Harms, who believes that it’s never too late to start something new, explains how she juggles her family, career, and creative interests. You can fin...

Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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Our Journey to Fair Housing (Special Teaser)

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, the City Channel sits down with community members and advocates of fair housing to hear first-hand accounts of the journey to end housing discriminati...

Most Notable Properties 2017

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Most Notable Properties 2017

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In 2017 four Columbia properties were chosen to receive Most Notable Property designation by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Since its start fifty years ago, under the guidance and influence of transit staff, the Columbia, Missouri bus system has managed to navigate countless changes and challenges. By continuously looking to the public for...

Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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The Historic Preservation Commission of Columbia, Missouri honors four most notable properties and a couple who dedicated themselves to saving a historic landmark.

To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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The Columbia Police Department's mission is to protect and serve citizens of Columbia, Missouri. During its 110 years, there have been many changes in the department, including the hiring of the first female officer, ...