Marijuana on track for legalization July 1

In landmark action Wednesday, the General Assembly put Virginia on track to legalize possession of a small amount of marijuana on July 1.

Vaccine efforts surge with 100,000th dose given at Richmond Raceway

For Antwon Agee, the 34-year-old Richmond nurse expected a routine couple of hours last Saturday helping the Richmond and Henrico County health districts vaccinate people at Richmond Raceway, as he has for the last month.

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Fairfax compares his treatment to George Floyd during Democratic debate

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax accused his Democratic rivals for governor of treating him like George Floyd or Emmett Till by calling for his resignation in 2019 over unresolved sexual assault complaints without affording him due process.

Confluence of events propels record number of Black candidates to statewide office

Historian Julian M. Hayter echoes in a phrase what many people say this election year is all about. “It reflects the ‘blueification’ of the state,” said Dr. Hayter, an associate professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond, when ...

City Council still undecided on Confederate statues

Twenty-two organizations and individuals have submitted bids to own and relocate one or more of the city’s now stored Confederate statues.

Rally calls for end to mandatory minimum sentences

Chris Young. Kemba Smith. Quadaire “Q” Patterson. Jerry James. These names and many others were the focus of a news conference Monday at the Bell Tower in Capitol Square, as prison justice advocates called for the end of mandatory minimum ...

Neil S. Kessler is new chair of RRHA board

As anticipated, the board of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a new chair – Neil S. Kessler.

Casino proposals offer a range of sweeteners for city

First there were six. Now there are three companies competing for the Richmond license for a casino after a city panel discarded three other proposals last week. Soon there will be just one.

‘I believe I witnessed a murder”

Darnella Frazier said she sometimes lays awake at night “apologizing to George Floyd for not doing more and not physically interacting and not saving his life.”

State elections board investigating allegations involving city Electoral Board’s handling of Nov. 3 election

Did theDemocratic-controlled Richmond Electoral Board break state law in trying to produce results after the Nov. 3 election amid challenges from COVID-19?

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School Board expands day care, program, works to get ready for reopening

The Richmond School Board voted 7-0 Monday night to increase the number of students attending city learning centers by 125 beginning Friday, April 2.

VSU to eliminate names of white supremacists from campus buildings

Virginia State University is removing the names of four campus buildings that officials said “do not reflect the rich heritage and spirit” of the school.

Gov. Northam signs Virginia Voting Rights Act

Gov. Ralph S. Northam has signed the Voting Rights Act of Virginia, making the Commonwealth the first state in the nation to enact its own voting rights act.