Some Columbia residents think certain types of development are better for the environment and for residents who live there. They refer to these types of development as planned development or smart growth. Read More
With the growing population of Columbia, apartment complexes have also grown in number. With students from local universities making up a large percentage of the population, finding an apartment might take longer than anticipated. Read More
A growing number of Latino-owned businesses are opening in Columbia and Boone County as the population of Latinos continues to grow as well. Read More
With the population of Columbia reaching more than 100,000, the unemployment line grows. While Columbia’s unemployment is still below the national average, it has nearly doubled over the last year making it increasingly harder to find jobs in the city. Read More
With the Missouria Urban Journalism Workshop entering the 40th year, students are learning all about the world of journalism from workshop coaches and alumni.
Students from the 40th Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop met with Columbia City officials to discuss the good and bad parts of a growing population.
Enrollment has increased each of the past five years, and the trend is expected to continue. Most of the school district’s 31 schools are at or over capacity.
The rise in Columbia's population to more than 100,000 residents prompted the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop to focus on growth: its challenges, its advantages and what is in store for the future.
At the Missouri Urban Journalism Workshop, high school students from around the country work together with the guidance of professional journalists to produce stories, photos and broadcasts. MUJW is sponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund and takes place at the University of Missouri.
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