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Mayor, Navy Hill officials try to sweeten the pot for $1.5B Coliseum plan approval

Can a series of revisions save the massive $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan that for months has appeared to be headed for rejection by Richmond City Council?

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Virginia Union University on Tuesday pulled out of allowing a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration after learning the private group arranging the event planned to bring President Trump to the campus to be honored.

Independence day: Queen blesses Harry's and Meghan's exit as senior royals

Queen Elizabeth has reluctantly agreed to the wish of her grandson, Prince Harry, and his wife, former American actress Meghan Markle, for a more independent future after the British royal family held crisis talks on Monday to resolve a widening ...

Serena Williams wins Auckland Classic; donates money to help bushfire victims

Former world No. 1 tennis star Serena Williams won the World Tennis Association’s Auckland Classic last Sunday — her first title since 2017 — and immediately donated her prize money to aid victims of Australia’s deadly bushfires.

Gov. Northam issues temporary weapons ban

Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Gov. Ralph S. Northam declared a temporary state of emergency Wednesday that would ban all weapons, including guns, knives, sticks, bats, chains and projectiles, from ...

Beauty and brains

Wearing a white lab coat adorned with sequins, goggles and a sparkling crown, newly crowned Miss America Camille Schrier demonstrated mad science as she mesmerized an excited and cheering group of Carver Elementary School fourth-graders Wednesday at the Science Museum ...

Bill would set up regional transportation authority and generate $ for public projects, including GRTC transfer station

A proposal that could generate tens of millions of dollars for roads and GRTC transit service in Richmond and eight other localities in the region is working its way through the General Assembly.

Salvation Arms headquarters move to North Side has clear path from City Council

The Salvation Army appears to have won its nine-month battle to move its Central Virginia headquarters and shelter program from Downtown to North Side after the main opponent, 3rd District Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, dropped his opposition.

Planned Parenthood to open clinic in Church Hill

The former home of Edloe’s Pharmacy and Drs. Frank S. and Harry W. Royal’s medical practices in Church Hill is being transformed into a full-service women’s clinic for the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

ERA passes hurdles toward final approval

Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday in what was seen as a momentous victory by women’s rights advocates, although it is far from certain the measure will ...

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, Jan. 20, please note the following:

Mayor's State of the City address scheduled for Jan. 28

Mayor Levar M. Stoney plans to deliver his third State of the City address 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, 428 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd., his office announced.

Mayor withdraws proposal to change definition of 'emerging small businesses'

A proposal to redefine City Hall’s definition of “emerging small businesses” has been scrapped following a Free Press report last week highlighting the potential detriment the change could create for city-based businesses seeking city contracts.

Voting begins this week in Virginia's Democratic presidential primary

The first votes in the Democratic presidential primary in Virginia will be cast this week — 45 days before the scheduled March 3 primary election across the state.

Nonprofit regional partnership works to tackle housing affordability issues

Soaring housing costs are leaving tens of thousands of families across the Richmond region hard-pressed to pay the rent or purchase a residence.

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