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Letter: Chamber board endorses R-XVI Prop I, road tax Aug. 5

On July 17, at its regularly scheduled meeting, members of the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce Board unanimously voted to endorse two ballot issues appearing on the Tuesday, Aug. 5,…

Letters to the editor

Independents deserve same rights as others Dear Editor, The latest Gallup poll shows 42 percent of Americans consider themselves Independent.  Yet in most states, Independents are either barred from voting…

Letters: Debating Amendment I, ‘The Right to Farm’

Amendment 1 helps ‘big Ag,’ not farmers Agriculture, faith, animal welfare and health policy leaders say passage of Amendment 1 will cause harm to family farmers, rural economies and the…

Rabbit Tracks: Rebounding from a harrowing time, my humor returns, but with a catch

By Robert Smith I spent the month of June in a rehab hospital to recover from my two previous months in a regular hospital.  I had to learn how to…

Letter: Sidewalk money isn’t free, it’s ours

To the Editor Well, really it’s your taxes being spent for what they call the “Sidewalks-to-Schools” program. They will be tearing out new sidewalks in good condition, sending the good…

Letter: Changing street names not the best answer

According to the street signs, there are not two Lisa Lanes in Richmond. There is a Lisa Street and a Lisa Lane street. The proposed resolution’s going to essentially change…

Letter: Paid, job-training internships available here

Ray County Community: I want to introduce myself, my name is Jeanne Lake and I work for the State of Missouri Economic Development, Division of Workforce Development. On the closing…

Letter: Small tax cut important first step for free market

As an organization that has helped lead tax reform efforts in Missouri for many years, the Show-Me Institute was pleased to see the legislature take a baby step of progress…

Letter: Stakes are high: It’s time to reform Medicaid

Significant progress was made in the Missouri House and Senate on Medicaid reform this year. Although we have yet to see a bill passed by either chamber, the framework for…

We encourage kids not to use their phones while driving; that applies to adults as well, right?

Dear Editor I am writing this letter after a close call I had. We as adults have told our children not to text or talk when driving. I think phone…