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Columbia City Council votes to continue participating in federal asset forfeiture program

COLUMBIA, Mo. During last week’s Columbia City Council meeting, council members voted to continue participating in the federal asset forfeiture program. The city has a little more than $400,000 in asset forfeiture funds, with about $86,000 of that coming this year. The funds can be utilized by the Columbia Police Department. However, during the council

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Drought in Missouri leads to extra work to maintain Christmas trees; tree prices expected to increase

BOONVILLE, Mo. (KMIZ) According to the U.S. drought monitor, the majority of Missouri is currently experiencing drought conditions. Gov. Mike Parson recently signed an executive order to extend the drought alert in the state until May 1, 2024. The drought alert was initially created with an executive order on May 31 in response to severe drought conditions.

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Columbia Commission on Human Rights discusses possibility of city becoming LGBTQ+ sanctuary city

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) On Tuesday night, the Columbia Commission on Human Rights met at City Hall to discuss the possibility of Columbia becoming an LGBTQ+ sanctuary city. The discussion comes after the The University of Missouri chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America presented an ordinance to the Columbia City Council Monday night. The

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