Shock, outrage follow after VSU debate scrapped

A historic presidential debate months in the making at Virginia State University may not be happening. News of its probable cancellation prompted surprise and disappointment from the university and condemnation from current and former political leaders across the state.

Inspector general investigating City Elections Office

The Richmond Electoral Board met with the city’s inspector general in a closed session last week following allegations of nepotism and financial improprieties in the Elections Office led by Registrar Keith Balmer.

Biden administration canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers

The Biden administration is canceling student loans for another 160,000 borrowers through a combination of existing programs.

Still no date for School Board mandatory training

In a May 20 meeting, the Richmond School Board after much discussion, failed to schedule governance training by the Virginia School Board Association to come into compliance with state requirements. Without the required training, the School Board risks the loss ...

Richmond leaders consider gun violence program at meeting

Potential solutions for gun violence in Richmond were shared with hopeful and current city leadership Monday evening during a roundtable at Third Street Bethel AME Church.

New laws on marijuana, police and education start July 1

Concerned about how cannabis use could affect your job? Interested in more education opportunities for your children? Hoping to save money on critical items during the annual sales tax holiday?

Memorial Day 2024 holiday closings

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27, please note the following:

Richmond Jazz Festival announces 2024 lineup

Organizers of the Richmond Jazz and Music Festival recently unveiled the lineup for the 2024 event, set for Aug. 9-11 at Maymont. Hip-hop artist Ludacris, R&B singer Fantasia, and jazz pianist Bob James are among the headliners announced for the ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

For the week of Saturday, May 18, confirmed hospital admissions for COVID-19 in Virginia dropped 16.3% from the previous week. No deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported statewide that week. COVID-19 wastewater levels in Central Virginia remain below detection. Free ...

Department of Veterans Services hosts Memorial Day ceremonies

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services will hold a Memorial Day ceremony 11a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Virginia War Memorial, at 621 S. Belvidere St.

Click It or Ticket campaign launches ahead of Memorial Day

As the Memorial Day holiday approaches and summer beckons, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles and law enforcement emphasize the importance of seat belt usage. The national Click It or Ticket enforcement campaign is now underway, running until June 2, ...

Henrico to create trust to enhance access to affordable homeownership

Henrico County will establish an affordable housing trust with $60 million in cash and a dedicated revenue stream from new economic development, transforming local efforts to make homeownership possible for more of the area’s workforce, according to a press release ...

RPS graduation schedule, procedures

Graduation ceremonies for Richmond Public Schools will be at the Greater Richmond Convention Center or Virginia Union University. All graduation attendees must follow a set of protocols, including going through metal detectors, no loitering, no re-entry and only bringing clear ...

GRASP awards $74K to Richmond high schoolers

This year, GRASP—Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.—initiated a new program for students who attend Armstrong, Huguenot, John Marshall, Richmond High School for the Arts and Thomas Jefferson high schools. The program, Richmond Pathways Scholarship & Stipend, helps students bridge the ...

Fiber artist Lauri Jenkins wins Arts Center’s Master Teacher Award

Lauri Jenkins, a fiber artist whose journey with sewing began in her teenage years, was recognized for her contributions to the Visual Arts Center of Richmond with the 2024 Shelly Shepherd Master Teacher Award. Ms. Jenkins received the award May ...