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The “not in my backyard” politics obstructing construction of a new high-voltage electric transmission line across Columbia were laid bare by the city’s utility staff this week in an extraordinary rebuke of a citizen task force and its recommendation that has been three years and $1 million … Read More Opinion: City staff’s move against task force a step to getting transmission line right

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The campaign for mayor of Columbia will continue to receive most of the electorate’s attention until after the April 5 municipal elections. But the selection of a new Boone County presiding commissioner in November comes with ramifications that could reverberate for years. The county’s large… Read More OPINION: Boone Health should be major issue in campaign for presiding commissioner