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2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2015 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 22nd Annual Celebration of the Life & Teaching of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year's theme: "Harmonious Voices in a Diverse Community."

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 ...

Columbia, Missouri, 2015 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards

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Columbia, Missouri, 2015 Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement Awards

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A committee of City of Columbia staff and community stakeholders established the Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement (MCPA) awards to recognize businesses and organizations for their environmental stewardship, innova...

Net Zero Home of the Future

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Net Zero Home of the Future

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You may think of it as the home with all the solar panels but the "green" home on Ash Street is much more. Learn why this universal design construction is earning the "net zero" title.

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...

Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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Columbia: A Work Ready Community

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The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a credential awarded by ACT for anyone who wants to get a job or improve their job. Visit www.act.org/certificate for more information.

2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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2016 Fire in the Sky Celebration

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Come celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Columbia! Karen Chandler, superintendent of the Parks and Recreation department, talks about everything that's going on for the 64th annual Fire in the Sky celebration.

Public Art Tour with the Otocast App HD

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Public Art Tour with the Otocast App HD

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Columbia’s collection of public art can now be experienced on your mobile device. Use the free mobile app to guide you on a tour of over 35 pieces of public art around town. Each stop on the tour includes photos, writ...

Preservation Trades Workshop

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Preservation Trades Workshop

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Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission secured grant funding assistance from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Office to hire trades professional Bob Yapp to conduct a three...

The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The Really Big Tree Project in Columbia, Missouri

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The City of Columbia Stormwater Utility is trying to improve storm water quality throughout the city. Its first major endeavor is the Really Big Tree Project in the central city.