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City Council votes to acquire more land for slave memorial

Despite objections from the landowner, Richmond City Council cleared the way for Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration to buy 1.75 acres of private property in Shockoe Bottom to provide extra space for a proposed Enslaved African Heritage Campus.

5 city schools get new pianos, thanks to RVA East End Festival

There will be more music in the air at five Richmond schools.

Richmond names new poet laureate

Richmond has its first poet laureate.

New City Council has history-making membership

Along with welcoming two new members, City Council installed two veterans and allies of Mayor Levar M. Stoney in its top leadership posts Monday and reshuffled committee chairmanships.

Trump’s mob sparks violence

Thousands of President Trump’s supporters — with his encouragement — sought to seize the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday and halt the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from completing the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election as the ...

No charges in shootings of Jacob Blake and Tamir Rice

A Wisconsin prosecutor declined Tuesday to file charges against a white police officer who shot a Black man in the back in Kenosha, Wis., concluding he couldn’t disprove the officer’s contention that he acted in self-defense because he feared the ...

Mayor’s new term to focus on transforming city into ‘capital of compassion’

Mayor Levar M. Stoney promised to listen more, engage the community in developing initiatives and push for “justice and equity” as he was sworn in Monday for a second four-year term.

Minority-owned companies waited months for federal COVID-19 relief loans

Thousands of minority-owned small businesses were at the end of the line in the government’s coronavirus relief program as many struggled to find banks that would accept their applications or were disadvantaged by the terms of the program.

School Board swears in new members, selects new leaders

The East End gained another leadership post with Cheryl L. Burke’s election as the new Richmond School Board chair.

Hopewell nurse dies helping COVID-19 patients

One hour after the new year began, nurse Syvie M. Robertson died at age 51 from COVID-19 complications at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, leaving behind a loving family and promising future.

Dr. Anthony Fauci to address COVID-19 myths on city panel Jan. 8

The nation’s top doctor in the battle against COVID-19 will participate in a virtual discussion of health disparities and the coronavirus on Friday, Jan. 8, that will be open to the public.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Correction

City Hall has not begun talks with the Loving family about purchasing 12 parcels in Shockoe Bottom, including the vacant Loving’s Produce building at 1601 E. Grace St., to add to the proposed Enslaved African Heritage Campus, according to Jim ...

Advocates launch effort to expand paid sick days for workers

An alliance of 25 Virginia organizations, coordinated by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, is calling for the expansion of paid sick days across the Commonwealth to aid workers and their families in a way that may help stem ...

City could have saved $8M on 2 new schools

The new vice chairman of the Richmond School Board wants to end what he sees as overspending on new school buildings.