Four mayoral candidates endorse Shockoe Bottom slavery memorial park

For more than five years, Ana Edwards, her husband, Phil Wilayto, and other supporters have vigorously lobbied City Hall to transform parking lots in Shockoe Bottom into a memorial park to remember and honor the enslaved who were once bought ...

City Council members call for ban on police use of tear gas, pepper spray as demonstrations continue

Ban the tear gas, pepper spray, flash bangs and rubber bullets that Richmond Police and their law enforcement partners have used repeatedly to disperse protesters clamoring against police brutality and racial injustice. That’s the cry from two Richmond City Council ...

Under fire

Interim Richmond Police Chief William V. “Jody” Blackwell is supposed to be the right person to focus on “necessary public safety reform, healing and trust building within the community.”

Home health workers often overlooked in state COVID-19 protection efforts

Ever since the COVID-19 emergency was declared in March, the state has pushed a well-publicized effort to get masks, gowns and other protective gear for doctors, nurses and other health care workers in hospitals and nursing homes.

FBI finds no hate crime in old noose in Bubba Wallace’s NASCAR garage

NASCAR went to Talladega Superspeedway last weekend on heightened alert after Bubba Wallace, its only Black driver, took on an active role in a push for racial equality.

Sen. Jennifer McClellan announces her candidacy for governor

After 15 years in the General Assembly, Sen. Jennifer L. Mc- Clellan wants to play a bigger role in shaping state policy.

RPS students, families celebrate at ‘different’ graduation ceremonies

There was no glitz and glamour or boisterous cheering typical at graduations, but students in the Class of 2020 at two Richmond high schools had the adoration and cheers of family Tuesday when they accepted their diplomas during ceremonies that ...

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

COVID-19 testing sites

In addition to free community testing sites, COVID-19 testing is offered at health clinics, urgent care centers and drug store clinics throughout the Richmond area.

Virginia to enter Phase Three of reopening on July 1

Restrictions on businesses and public gatherings across the state will be further relaxed beginning Wednesday, July 1, as Virginia moves into Phase Three of its reopening plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. McEachin handily wins Democratic primary contest

Richmond voters joined others in the 4th Congressional District in supporting Rep. A. Donald McEachin for a third term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

RPS names 6 new principals

Open High School and five preschool centers will have new principals when Richmond Public Schools begins the 2020-21 academic year.

Henrico police chief to retire

Another area police chief is stepping down as protests continue against police violence and racial injustice.

City sets up $6M eviction assistance plan to aid during COVID-19

Janice Lacy had a job she loved transporting elderly and disabled people. But then COVID-19 hit and she was laid off in mid-March after the state of emergency was declared.

Who should be on Monument Avenue?

Who should go on the pedestals along Monument Avenue once the Confederate statues are removed?