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I Am Tourism in Columbia

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I Am Tourism in Columbia

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When Columbia residents think of tourism, they may not think of our city as being a popular destination. But the numbers say otherwise-- just last year, tourism-related spending brought $420 million into Boone County ...

2018 MCPA Award Winner: TrueFalse Film Fest

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2018 MCPA Award Winner: TrueFalse Film Fest

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Previous year's MCPA Award winners are eligible to receive the Mayor's Award, meant to recognize sustained dedication to sustainability. For their continued efforts in reusing through artistry, composting, recycling a...

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...

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...

City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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City of Columbia Missouri Year in Review 2017

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Another award-winning year of compassionate public service in Columbia, Missouri. Hosted by First Ward Councilman Clyde Ruffin.

2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration

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The 2018 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration was held Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 7 a.m.–8:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Each year, the Celebration brings people together from throughout our community...

Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Arts and Prosperity in Columbia, Missouri

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Art means culture. Art means education. Art means entertainment. With the help of Americans for the Arts, the City of Columbia has solid proof that ... art means business. Locally, the nonprofit arts and culture indus...

Destination Columbia, Missouri

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Destination Columbia, Missouri

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Columbia, Missouri: A great place to live, work, learn, and play!

Use Tax Q and A: Question 1

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 1

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Columbia's Deputy City Manager JJ Musgrove answers the question: I already pay Sales Tax, is this the same thing? No. The Sales Tax applies to purchases made at retail within Missouri, while the Use Tax applies to pu...

Use Tax Q and A: Question 2

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Use Tax Q and A: Question 2

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Parks and Recreation Director Mike Griggs answers the question: What is the Use Tax rate? The Use Tax is imposed at the same rate as the total local Sales Tax rate, currently two percent (2%). If the local Sales Tax ...