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City Council takes a mulligan on marijuana ordinance

City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to undo many of the revisions it made last week to its new medical marijuana ordinance, and also approved a November ballot measure to tax all pot sales.

Ex-Councilman Ziesenhenne officially in mayor’s race

Former Richmond City Councilman John Ziesenhenne has filed his paperwork and will run to unseat Mayor Gayle McLaughlin in November's general election.

Council passes ‘liberal’ medical pot ordinance

During a marathon session Tuesday night, Richmond's City Council voted 4-3 to adopt a medical marijuana ordinance that will not cap the number of dispensaries allowed within the city limits.

Sewer rates going up, council votes

City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday to accept a 5 percent rate increase for each of the next three years on residents of the Richmond Sewer District. While the increase was lower than originally planned, the...

Tempers flare on council as pair of flotilla survivors return home

The mayor's call to condemn the Israeli response to last month's Gaza flotilla met with some emotional resistance Tuesday, as the two Richmond residents who were aboard the beseiged ships both arrived home.