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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...

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...

Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Live Well By Faith: Black Community Health Education

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Get in shape this year! Learn how you can participate in the Live Well By Faith program, a wellness initiative for members of historically Black churches.

Building Inclusive Communities

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Building Inclusive Communities

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As part of the Strategic Plan emphasis on Social Equity, classes developed by St. Louis-based National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) are being offered to city employees through the Department of Health a...

College Park Traffic Calming

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College Park Traffic Calming

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Columbia's Public Works Department recently worked with residents to come up with a traffic calming solution on College Park Drive.

CPD-NAACP Joint Press Conference

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CPD-NAACP Joint Press Conference

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In a collaborative effort to address the growing violence nationwide, a press conference was held Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at the Columbia government Center. Speakers at the confe...

East Neighborhood BBQ Promo

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East Neighborhood BBQ Promo

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Residents who live within the East Priority Neighborhood are invited to a community barbecue. Saturday July 16, 2016 Indian Hills Park 3 p.m.–-6 p.m. Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to assist with events....

Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Columbia, Missouri Fire Department Art: Last Call Bell

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Firefighters ring the last call bell when one of their own dies in the line of duty. Now, there is a ceramic memorial to honor those who have given their lives in an effort to save others.

Columbia Fire Department Fitness Challenge

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Columbia Fire Department Fitness Challenge

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Being a fire fighter is physically demanding. Members of the Columbia Fire Department tested their stamina and speed during a physical fitness challenge.

A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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A Trip to Tons of Trucks

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Large or small, low-to-the ground or tall, tons of trucks and other vehicles of all shapes and sizes were on display at this special event where children admired, climbed, sat and honked horns.