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Columbia Daily Tribune editorial writer HANK WATERS and yours truly look back on the year that was, from Donald Trump to Sutu Forte, from roundabouts to Bird scooters, from a new airport terminal to a new head football coach. What are we forgetting?! Happy New Year, everyone. December 31, 2019

An adult high school is scheduled to open next month in a building being vacated by the Columbia Daily Tribune. MERS Goodwill is enrolling students now in its new Goodwill Excel Center. It is scheduled to open Oct. 28. It will join MERS Goodwill centers in St. Louis, Springfield and Poplar Bluff.

The school's director, Mike Reynolds, said it will offer high school diplomas, not alternatives, to students who are 21 or older. Students attend at no cost and the school provides free child care. Life coaching skills and workplace certifications also are offered.

A New Year's Eve show without HANK WATERS is a New Year's Eve show not worth doing. Thankfully, he's here, and he's taking a glass-half-full approach to as many local and national news stories from 2018 that we can fit into 8 minutes. December 31, 2018

It's our last show of the year, and in keeping with tradition, we sit down with HANK WATERS, editorial writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, for a look back at some of the events, both locally and nationally, that took place over the past twelve months! December 29, 2017

The New York Times reports on the dramatic decline in enrollment at Mizzou in the wake of student protests.  A current student leader cries foul while right-wing media gleefully share the story.  Is there enough context?

Is she the next Edward Snowden? We’ll talk about the arrest of Reality Leigh Winner on charges of leaking top-secret documents detailing a 2016 Russian cyberattack on election software.   

Matthew Cole, Richard Esposito, Sam Biddle & Ryan Grim, The Intercept: “Top-secret NSA report details Russian hacking effort days before 2016 election

Happy New Year's Eve-Eve! Today Paul Pepper and HANK WATERS, editorial writer for the Columbia Daily Tribune, take a look back at the most polarizing moments of 2016! What stood out the most to you? This annual tradition of visiting with Hank on our last show of the year continues - watch! December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! Today Paul Pepper and Hank Waters, Columbia Daily Tribune Publisher Emeritus and editorial writer, take a look back at Central Missouri's most polarizing moments from 2015! What do you remember? Visiting with Hank on the last day of the year has become an annual tradition - watch! December 31, 2015

Today Paul Pepper and Columbia Daily Tribune Publisher Emeritus HANK WATERS take a look back at anything and everything that made headlines during 2014. December 31, 2014

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When the Columbia Daily Tribune published an editorial cartoon about looting in Ferguson, Managing Editor Jim Robertson said the intent was to be provocative. What some readers saw was racism. Missouri School of Journalism professors Earnest Perry, Mike McKean and Amy Simons discuss the issue.

Columbia Daily Tribune hosts 13th annual Hero Awards

Apr 15, 2014
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  On Monday, April 14, the Columbia Daily Tribune recognized 41 individual volunteers and groups at the 13th annual Hero Awards. Of the 41 nominees, seven received awards for their contributions.

Columbia school board voted to increase tax levy

Aug 22, 2013
Columbia School Board
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The Columbia Board of Education has voted to increase the city’s school tax levy.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the board approved a new total tax levy of $5.42 per $100 of assessed property valuation. That’s an increase of 2.2 cents from last year, the smallest the board has approved since 2008.

Ferguson family starts billboard campaign

Nov 26, 2012
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Ryan Ferguson’s family started a billboard campaign Monday, encouraging the public to provide information about a composite image of a man possibly linked to the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune editor Kent Heitholt.

Jesse Hall and the Mizzou columns
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A Missouri appeals court has revived a former professor's gender discrimination lawsuit against the University of Missouri.

Columbia paper shows circulation, revenue increase

May 7, 2012

The report the Audit Bureau of Circulations released earlier this week shows increase in papers’ revenues throughout the country.

Two more witnesses are raising questions about evidence that helped convict a Missouri man in the 2001 death of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.