City commonwealth’s attorney re-elected to fourth term

Richmond voters on Tuesday re-elected the city’s top prosecutor to a fourth, four-year term. Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring, who was first elected in 2005, ran unopposed in Tuesday’s contest.

Gibson gets voters’ nod for 3rd District School Board seat

Education advocate Kenya J. Gibson, who views improving Richmond school buildings as a top priority, was elected Tuesday to represent the 3rd District on the Richmond School Board. Ms. Gibson, who works in health care marketing, is president of the ...

City voters overwhelmingly approve schools referendum

“The people have spoken. Now we can only hope that City Hall and the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly were listening.”

Stoney’s endorsements rejected in 2 local contests

Less than a year after taking office, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney appears to be slipping a bit in his influence among city voters based on the results of Tuesday’s elections.

Obamas choose 2 African-American artists for official presidential portraits

Artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his large, edgy paintings of top music and hip-hop performers such as Michael Jackson, LL Cool J, Notorious B.I.G., Ice T and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, has been commissioned to paint the official ...

ACA open enrollment deadline Dec.15

Enrollment is open through Dec. 15 for people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. People also may re-enroll or change their insurance plan through the ACA Health Insurance Marketplace by the Dec. 15 deadline.

It’s a sweep!

In a result seen as a wholesale rejection of a president many see as unfit, and a message to the political party that has backed him, fired up Virginia voters ensured Democrats retained control of the top tiers of state ...

Nonprofits to provide eye screenings, eyeglasses to RPS students

Students at Redd Elementary School in Richmond are the first to benefit from a new effort to ensure every city student who needs glasses has them.

Former GRTC CEO, 2 others appointed to GRTC board

Eldridge F. Coles, retired chief executive officer of GRTC, is Richmond’s newest representative on the bus company’s board of directors.

Free Press asks Loupassi to pull erroneous campaign literature

Richmond Free Press Publisher Jean P. Boone has asked Delegate G.M. “Manoli” Loupassi and his campaign to refrain from distributing campaign literature that falsely implies that he was endorsed by the newspaper.

Fallout continues over Short Pump Middle School graphic locker room video

An assistant athletic coach at Henrico County’s Short Pump Middle School has been fired and parents of some students are obtaining lawyers since the release on social media of a graphic video showing white football players on the middle school’s ...

Finalists interviewed for city schools top job

Richmond soon could have a new public schools superintendent. The Richmond School Board interviewed finalists last Friday — although the names were not disclosed — and continued discussions Monday during a closed session.

St. Luke Building tagged with graffiti

The owner of the vacant St. Luke Building is furious after a brick annex attached to the historic Gilpin Court structure was vandalized with graffiti.

Va. NAACP elects new officers

The Rev. Kevin L. Chandler is the new leader of the Virginia State NAACP. The pastor of Trinity Baptist Church in South Boston, Rev. Chandler was elected president of the civil rights group Saturday at its 82nd annual convention at ...

Turnout may prove key in Va. gov. race

Now it’s up to the voters. Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day — when ordinary citizens will troop to polls in Richmond and across Virginia to decide who will become the commonwealth’s 73rd governor and succeed the current chief executive, ...