Councilwoman to challenge Stoney for mayor, sources say

For months, City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, has been the only person mentioned as a possible opponent to Mayor Levar M. Stoney in his November re-election bid.

Life as they know it: Homeless residents of Cathy's Camp tent city talk about drawbacks of leaving

Money and comfort are among the reasons that the homeless encampment across from the Richmond Justice Center is still standing and the city’s goal of dismantling it is still unrealized.

Bloomberg met with support, opposition in Richmond

Roughly two weeks before Super Tuesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Richmond looking for support from voters and from many of the lawmakers whose campaigns he helped fund.

Obama Elementary School: New name, new spirit

It was an Obama love fest last Friday as students, teachers, officials and special guests dedicated Barack Obama Elementary School, the North Side school built in 1922 and previously named for a Confederate general that was renamed in September 2018 ...

School Board approves new names for 3 schools

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. Cardinal Elementary School. River City Middle School. Those are the new names for George Mason Elementary in Church Hill, E.S.H. Greene Elementary in South Side and the new middle school on Hull Street Road, ...

Statue of archsegregationist remains in Capitol Square

Richmond and other Virginia localities are on track to gain permission from the General Assembly to take down Confederate statues.

VCU to open STEM center to aid area public school students

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are booming.

New children's library to open Feb. 20 at Whitcomb Court

Whitcomb Court is getting a new children’s library from the Fountain of Youth Foundation.

Pamunkey tribe's status as preferred casino developer in question

Will the Pamunkey Indian Tribe hold on to its status as the preferred developer of resort hotel-casinos in Richmond and Norfolk?

VCU receives funding for pediatric brain injury research

Children who suffer brain injuries as the result of accidents or playing sports are expected to get more dedicated care at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU as the result of new funding.

City's credit rating upgraded

Richmond’s government has moved closer to its long-term goal of achieving an AAA credit rating from Wall Street credit rating agencies.

Advocates seek full decriminalization of marijuana

Around 30 people called for the full decriminalization of marijuana during a rally in Capitol Square last Saturday, challenging a Democrat-sponsored bill that they said would lead to continued disproportionate arrests of people of color.

Virginia emerges as the South's progressive leader under Dems

In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region’s progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues.

Casino gambling advances with Pamunkey Tribe in the driver's seat

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has gained a boost from the General Assembly in its efforts to build lavish casino-resort hotels in Richmond and Norfolk.

Begin Again

Start over — and this time include the public. That’s the cry from the five members of Richmond City Council who followed through Monday night in eliminating the $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan, just as they said ...