Moving on up or out? Mayor Stoney submits to City Council $1.5B Coliseum replacement and Downtown development plan

Five months ago, Mayor Levar M. Stoney was singing the revenue blues as he introduced his latest budget. He told city residents that revenue was growing too slowly to keep up with the overwhelming demand for resources, and without a ...

Protesters call for tougher gun laws; blame Trump for deaths of 31 in latest mass shootings

Protesters greeted President Trump’s arrival in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday, blaming his incendiary rhetoric for inflaming political and racial tensions in the country, as he visited survivors of last weekend’s mass shootings and saluted first responders.

Trump seeks to roll back federal Fair Housing provision

The Trump administration is working to dilute the federal Fair Housing Act in an effort to make it more difficult to bring housing discrimination lawsuits, according to housing advocates.

School Board member Jonathan Young springs open enrollment attendance plan on colleagues

Richmond School Board members were blindsided Monday night when board member Jonathan Young, who represents the 4th District, proposed that Richmond Public Schools allow students to choose which school they want to attend, with a lottery ultimately deciding where students ...

$6M: Richmond spending much more than Chesterfield on new schools

Richmond apparently will spend at least $6 million more on building two new elementary schools than Chesterfield County is having to pay, according an update report the Joint Construction Team provided to the city School Board Monday night.

Coliseum referendum hearing slated for Aug. 15

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Joi Jeter Taylor will determine next week if Richmond voters will have a say on the proposed $1.5 billion Coliseum project that Mayor Levar M. Stoney is asking Richmond City Council to approve.

Local organization part of federal suit challenging EPA's new lead standards

A Richmond woman who has fought to end lead contamination in homes and drinking water in the metro area is taking on the Trump administration for allegedly undermining the regulation of the health-damaging metal.

Gov. Northam praises removal of Confederate honor at Fort Monroe

Gov. Ralph S. Northam praised the state’s removal of Confederate president Jefferson Davis’ name from an archway at the site where the first enslaved Africans arrived in Virginia 400 years ago.

Historian works to humanize the enslaved who built Monroe

A trove of historical re- cords tells that Fort Monroe in Hampton was built on the backs of thousands of enslaved Africans.

Chesterfield apartment complex to change rental policy under discrimination settlement

An apartment complex in Chesterfield County has agreed to change its blanket ban on renting to people with criminal records after being hit on June 4 with a federal lawsuit challenging the policy as a violation of the federal Fair ...

Cityscape: Slice of life and scenes in Richmond

Dragon boat racing marked its 10th year in Richmond with a festive event Saturday highlighted by the paddle-powered competition on the James River.

Hanover supervisors get earful over weak KKK response

Hanover County residents brought their concerns about growing Ku Klux Klan activity in the area to the streets last week — and to their local elected officials during a meeting of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors.

Sources: Mayor Stoney to advance Coliseum project for Downtown

The grand, but still stalled $1.4 billion plan to replace the now-closed Richmond Coliseum and potentially create thousands of new jobs is supposed to include development of nearly 3,000 affordable and market- rate apartments.

Winner of next week's Democratic primary likely shoo-in for city commonwealth's attorney

Next week, Richmond residents can take part in deciding who should be the city’s next commonwealth’s attorney — Colette W. McEachin, who currently holds the office, or her challenger, Alexander L. “Alex” Taylor Jr., a former member of the office.

State sales tax holiday this weekend

With the new school year on the horizon and hurricane season already here, consumers in Richmond and across the state will automati- cally save 5.3 percent on back-to-school and hurricane supplies this weekend.