Columbia police chemist who was forced out fires back at city
The former Columbia police chemist blamed for problems in the department?s drug lab lashed back Tuesday at city leaders. Click to Continue »
Columbia City Council rejects plan to study retail market, recruit new business
Columbia City Council members felt private interests should help bear the costs of the proposed contract with Retail Strategies. Read more
City council defeats bill to launch retail study
The Columbia City Council unanimously defeated a bill at its regular meeting Monday that would have authorized a contract with consulting firm Retail Strategies LLC for a ?gap? analysis to see where t
Columbia becomes first city in state to increase tobacco sale age
The Columbia City Council voted at its regular meeting on Monday night to increase the minimum sale age for tobacco products and e-cigarettes to 21 years old and added e-cigarettes to the city?s indoo
Columbia decides against funding the Missouri High Steppers
On Monday, the Columbia City Council chose not to allocate funds to the Missouri High Steppers. Founder Rolando Barry was encouraged to continue his search for the group's new practice location. Read more
USS Columbia battle flag debuts at Columbia City Council
When the USS Columbia submarine launched in 1994, it was named for three U.S. cities called Columbia. At Monday's council meeting, our Columbia was presented with the submarine's battle flag. Read more
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COLUMBIA ? The Columbia City Council will vote on a group of ordinances Monday that would change the allowable age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The proposed ordinances would also restrict the areas where electronic tobacco products may be used within the city.
Columbia outlaws tobacco, e-cigarette sales to people under 21
Columbia City Council members said the health benefits of restricting tobacco overwhelmed any economic argument. Read more
City Council passes Tobacco 21
The bill passed 6-1.
City council votes new members to departments
The Columbia City Council bid farewell to a longtime council member and voted in new members to several departments during Thursday?s regular meeting.