Mayor Stoney throws over Columbus to proclaim Oct. 14 Indigenous Peoples' Day

Richmond has long refused to recognize the annual federal Columbus Day holiday that will fall on Monday, Oct. 14, to remember the European explorer Christopher Columbus who “discovered” America.

VSU Trojan Explosion Marching Band suspended amid hazing allegations

All perfomances of the Virginia State University’s marching band have been suspended following allegations of hazing by band members, university officials said Monday.

$15M repaving effort underway in city

The promised extra money is starting to flow into repaving streets across the city.

In city, state money for street maintenance used for more than streets

Every year, Richmond receives about $28 million from the state for street maintenance. But it turns out virtually all of that money goes to maintain everything about a street but the asphalt, according to Bobby Vincent, director of the city ...

City Council works on plan to divvy up $17M surplus

Retired city employees are virtually guaranteed to gain the first cost-of-living increase in their pensions in at least a decade.

Carver Elementary students get new footwear

Carver Elementary School in Richmond had a banner day on Sept. 19. A cadre of businessmen surprised an assembly of the school’s 80 third-graders with new sneakers.

Mayor to initiate gun reporting and distracted driving legislation

Mayor Levar M. Stoney wants to fine people who fail to report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours and also crack down on drivers who are paying too much attention to their mobile phones.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax files amended suit in $400M defamation case

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax’s lawsuit against CBS took another turn last week, when an amended lawsuit was filed Oct. 3, asserting that Richmond allies of a chief political rival, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, helped spread what he has ...

Independent commission to redraw City Council districts?

An independent commission might redraw the boundaries of City Council districts following the upcoming 2020 Census.

Joshua Brown, key witness in Botham Jean case, fatally shot

Dallas authorities are insisting that the slaying of Joshua Brown, a key witness in the murder trial of a former Dal- las police officer, was part of a drug deal gone bad and not connected to his testimony in the ...

Some see rush to forgive as rush to forget racial violence

When a white Dallas police officer who killed an innocent African-American man in his own living room was sent off to prison last week with a hug from the victim’s brother and the African-American judge on the case, some saw ...

20 out of 44: That is how many city schools are fully accredited

Richmond Public Schools has taken two steps forward and one step back when it comes to full accreditation of the city schools.

Food fight

For the past year, Brian Purcell has stopped by the Kroger store in Mechanicsville four days a week to pick up unsold prepared food and bakery items the store otherwise would have thrown away.

Layoffs, other challenges hit The Market@25th

A new Church Hill grocery store is facing challenges five months after opening.

Grand Illumination gets the bah humbug

For 34 years, the Grand Illumination has been a major part of Richmond’s official launch of the holiday season and a prelude to the Christmas Parade along Broad Street to escort Santa Claus into Downtown. But that’s about to change.