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Rabbit Tracks: Homeless man wasn’t without resources

By Robert Smith Wonder if you’ve heard this one: An old homeless man approached a wealthy looking man on the street and He asked him for some money because he…

‘True honor and privilege’ working together to educate R-XVI students

Editor’s note: This is a letter Superintendent of Schools Damon Kizzire distributed to Richmond staff to announce his acceptance of a new job. As you know I did not receive…

Capitol Report: Fairness in filing, Bright Flight expansion on agenda

By State Sen. Joe Don McGaugh Equality in election filing (HB 1125) Committee hearings continue to make up the bulk of our work at the Capitol, but this past week…

Sen. Bond on track, now what about legislators?

Dear Editor: Oh, Oh! Former Republican Senator Kit Bond has become a lobbyist for Medicaid Expansion. Is he now a liberal? No. He just sees reality. He is being paid…

Thanks to Richmond Bowl’s owners for stepping up to fill void

To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the efforts of a local business that has helped Richmond Middle School staff and students in the physical…

David Pearce capitol report: Propane situation needs investigating

While in the middle of winter, some Missourians are facing an unforeseen, yet disastrous, issue. It is no secret that, within one week, the price of propane has nearly tripled.…

Let’s reform the Endangered Species Act

To Missouri’s Legislative Delegation: An article in the Wall Street Journal a few weeks ago sounded familiar to what’s been happening on the Missouri River.  It is pretty clear the…

Letter: Thanks for your caring and attention

To the Editor: I am writing this to thank a very special group of people in our community. First, I want to thank the firemen and paramedics for their prompt…

Letters: Maybe we had that ‘back in our day’ after all

Editor’s note: This tale is an Internet sensation with no discernible author. We’ve checked, and it’s run anonymously in a Chicago daily newspaper, in blogs, on Facebook and YouTube, in…

Rabbit Tracks: Weedy vacant parcel: I’ll dance to that

We have a tract of land near us that is right on the highway and consists of five acres.  It was going to be developed by (country music star) Alan…