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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.

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...

Snowfighters: Dry Snow Run

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Snowfighters: Dry Snow Run

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Each year, in preparation for potential winter weather, maintenance personnel from Public Works and other departments attend an all-day training session that begins with equipment orientation, snow plowing instruction...

How to Use the College Avenue HAWK Signal Crosswalk

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How to Use the College Avenue HAWK Signal Crosswalk

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The new HAWK crosswalk on College Avenue has caused a great deal of confusion for pedestrians who use this trafficway frequently. This video gives viewers a quick and simple overview of how the HAWK signal functions a...

Teen Outreach Program

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Teen Outreach Program

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The Teen Outreach Program, a joint collaboration between Columbia Public Schools, the Youth Community Coalition and the Health Department, connects teens to service projects and helps them develop life skills.

Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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Audible Crosswalk in Columbia, MO

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A personal perspective on audible crosswalks, featuring Columbia's first audible crosswalk, active now at Broadway and College avenues. Audible crosswalks are included in the Worley and Clinkscales Intersection Impro...

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...

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...

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....

GetAbout Columbia Bike Safety: Using Bike Lanes

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GetAbout Columbia Bike Safety: Using Bike Lanes

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Bicycling on the road is sometimes challenging. If you prefer two wheels instead of four, strap on a helmet and learn how to use bike lanes in Columbia, Missouri.