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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…

Hartzler takes swipes at Skelton in Richmond

For as often as 4th District U.S. House candidate Nancy Hartzler mentioned Speaker Of The House Nancy Pelosi Friday, it might’ve seemed like Hartzler was looking past defeating Ike Skelton…

Is the target ‘puppy mills’ or ‘factory farming’?

There’s no shortage of appealing races on the Nov. 2 ballot: Carnahan v. Blunt for U.S. Senate; Skelton v. Hartzler for U.S. House of Representatives; Nance v. Lanning for a…

Senior service corps reliant on volunteers

It’s natural that Richard Hulse would use the words of a song to sum up the rewards he gets in volunteering. Hulse, an Orrick resident and country-music performer, is a…