The Daily Dish – Nov. 3

Health department confirms three cases of E. coli in Boone County – The Columbia Daily Tribune

“Three people in Boone County have confirmed cases of E. coli infection, and public health officials are awaiting results of lab tests on two other patients to confirm whether they also have the bacteria.”

Health department staffers will interview the patients to try and figure out how the disease was transmitted.

Keep Columbia Free campaigns for rejection of downtown tax ballot – Columbia Missourian

Members of the group emailed a letter about the issue to voters in the Downtown Community Improvement District. The group says the tax should be rejected for several reasons: they believe taxes should be cut, the improvements the tax will pay for are unnecessary, there are other needs in the First Ward the taxes could pay for and they don’t trust the district’s board because of the installation of surveillance cameras downtown.

Sewer repairs close Walnut Street for eight days – Columbia Missourian

Walnut Street will be closed from Hubbell Drive to College Avenue until Nov. 10 for repairs and construction work. The work includes repairing a sanitary sewer manhole and connecting a new service line.

“(Jill) Stedem, (spokeswoman for the city’s Public Works Department) said the project is for a private developer needing to construct a service line for an apartment complex being built at the corner of College Avenue and Walnut Street.



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