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After a scare, Hendricks recovering from lung transplant

Thanksgiving will have special meaning this year for Emilee Hendricks, the 9-year-old Richmond girl who underwent a double-lung transplant in St. Louis. If all goes well, it’s anticipated that Emilee…

‘No present timeline’ on water, sewer transfer issue

A Richmond City Council member is continuing to pursue an issue with the city’s new city administrator involving what progress the city has made on an item raised in the…

Judge grants changes of venue

Judge David Miller granted two high-visibility Ray County cases changes of venue Wednesday during his monthly criminal court docket. Gary O. Miller of Rogers, Ark. was granted a change both…

Former Richmond administrator returns to old post

It’s 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, and Ron Brohammer just handed City Clerk Tonya Willim a memo bound for the Richmond City Council’s Oct. 12 packets. It’s neither the first he’s written…

$2.9M sewer grant denied

New City Administrator Ron Brohammer might’ve hoped for a different homecoming. At Brohammer’s first Richmond Finance Committee meeting since returning Monday to the post he resigned in 2000, he informed…

Local critics say Prop B has gray areas, hidden agenda

The 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause provides that Americans – as individuals and members of a group – be treated equally under the law. The flip side to the clause…

Fire Departments educate youth on fire safety, prevention

“Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With!” is this year’s official theme for the National Fire Protection Associations annual Fire Prevention Week, which started Oct. 3 and will continue…

Public safety to ask city for TASER repayment

The Richmond Finance Committee has gotten down to the particulars of funding TASER purchases by the Richmond Police Department. The Richmond Public Safety Committee recently asked that the council consider…

Skelton, Hartzler rebuff portrayal in campaign ads

Neither Rep. Ike Skelton nor Vicky Hartzler would say the other’s 4th District U.S. House campaign statements tell the full story. Skelton’s recent TV ads make statements questioning how devoted…

Group’s legislation goes beyond pets in other states

Although Missouri farmers and their elected officials are strongly opposed to Proposition B, most believe that the numbers – proponents’ advantage in urban voters and a sizable edge in campaign…