April general municipal election candidate filing ends; candidates announce their priorities

Missouri’s April general municipal election candidate filing ended on Jan. 19, right before Inauguration Day. The final certification day will be Tuesday, Jan. 26 and the special election will be held April 6. https://www.komu.com/news/elections/april-general-municipal-election-candidate-filing-ends-candidates-announce-their-priorities/article_95efe8d8-5c10-11eb-8676-b7c37ef3c603.html

Columbia Public Schools will hold virtual webinars focusing on school reopening

Columbia Public Schools will hold a series of virtual webinars in a program, called Parent-Community University, regarding schools reopening in the fall. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/k12_education/columbia-public-schools-will-hold-virtual-webinars-focusing-on-school-reopening/article_ab35e2d8-ce8f-11ea-bea2-933db2c54648.html

Virtual concert helps Room at the Inn give back to the community

The music of Beethoven, Bach, Strauss and Coleridge-Taylor will help a local organization shelter the homeless this winter. “I think it was a fantastic musical event just based on the music itself,” Graham said. “For Room at the Inn, it has been a gift for us, but I think in turn, we’ve given a giftContinue reading “Virtual concert helps Room at the Inn give back to the community”

CoMoHelps seeks donations

CoMoHelps is seeking additional donations from the public to meet rising needs in the wake of the pandemic. “We just ask the community to please just, to make a gift, recognizing the true spirit of philanthropy in our community and helping one another,”  said Andrew Grabau, executive director of the Heart of Missouri United Way.Continue reading “CoMoHelps seeks donations”

Forum 8 will reopen on July 31 barring from unforseen delays

Goodrich Forum 8 movie theater is targeting a reopening date of July 31 barring unforeseen delays, said Matt McSparin, executive vice president of administration for Goodrich Quality Theaters Movies. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/local/forum-8-will-reopen-on-july-31-barring-unforeseen-delays/article_cebc0c3c-c85e-11ea-aec7-9f9203008f60.html

International students rejoice after change in policy

International students are rejoicing after hearing Trump administration rescinded an ICE directive. Paul Simanjuntak, an Indonesian graduate student attending MU, said he hoped the Trump administration decision would hold for the rest of the coming school year. “I just don’t want to deal with this again,” Simanjuntak said. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/covid19/universities-international-students-celebrate-demise-of-ice-go-home-rule/article_9db0f516-bf9a-11ea-8288-9705897a6ced.html

Masks will be required in Boone County court buildings

Boone County court buildings will abide by Columbia’s mask ordinance, according to an administrative order announced Wednesday. https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/covid19/masks-will-be-required-in-boone-county-court-buildings/article_3b166942-c155-11ea-8d5d-bf6aa9126b1b.html