School Board approves Kamras’ smaller, better-paid cabinet

A divided Richmond School Board voted 5-4 on Monday night to approve the hiring of four members of Superintendent Jason Kamras’ new cabinet, overruling members who objected to the enlarged salaries they are to be paid.

China’s new policy threatening recycling in U.S.

At least half the cans, bottles, plastics and paper collected for recycling used to end up in one place — China. Now China has decided to stop accepting most of the recycled materials that it once purchased. And that decision ...

March for Our Lives rally Saturday

Richmond will host its own student-led protest against gun violence in schools and communities on Saturday, March 24, to lend support to a national rally being held in Washington that day.

Annual VCU Wellness Block Party March 24 at MLK Middle School

The annual VCU Wellness Block Party offering health screenings, blood pressure checks and other services to the public will be held Saturday, March 24, it has been announced.

City Democratic Committee election overturned

The Richmond City Democratic Committee has been temporarily shut down and its current officers, including its politically connected chairman, James E. “J.J.” Minor III, removed after an arm of the state Democratic Party nullified the recent election, the Free Press ...

Wilder sues VCU president, dean of school named for him

He may be 86, but former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is showing Virginia Commonwealth University he is not to be trifled with.

Play it forward

As the Richmond Flying Squirrels prepare for the spring season and the opening home game on April 13 at The Diamond, the baseball team continues stepping up to the plate in the Richmond community — on and off the field. ...

Henry L. Marsh III to introduce his memoir

He had his sights set on making his living as a truck driver. Then Henry L. Marsh III went with a group of high school buddies to hear a school desegregation case in Richmond, and that experience changed his life.

Joe Morrissey fights to save his law license on March 26

Once again, Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey is in a fight to save his law license. A three-judge panel is gearing up to decide his future to practice law.

Dr. Aashir Nasim named VCU vice president

Dr. Aashir Nasim is being handed the challenge of improving diversity and inclusion at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Former Highland Park church to become affordable housing

A derelict church building on North Side is headed for conversion into 76 apartments. The new apartments would replace the long vacant former Mizpah Presbyterian Church in the 1200 block of East Brookland Park Boulevard near the Six Points intersection ...

John Marshall High wins state basketball championship

The best may be yet to come for the John Marshall High School basketball team. Tall, talented and boasting of having almost everything but seniors, the team strolled to the 3A state basketball championship title last Friday, routing Western Albemarle ...

VCU center developing master plan for historic Evergreen Cemetery

Richmond’s biggest university is taking a role in restoring the historic, but neglected Evergreen Cemetery. The Enrichmond Foundation, the new owner of the 127-year-old African-American cemetery, has hired the center for Urban and Regional Analysis in Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder ...

Confederate group calls for more rebel statues in Richmond

As the city of Richmond grapples with whether to remove the statues to Confederates from Monument Avenue, the Sons of Confederate Veterans is calling for more to be built — with signs putting them in context to be placed at ...

General Assembly adjourns with special session planned on Medicaid expansion

The Virginia General Assembly’s 2018 session came to a close on Saturday but remained divided over the state budget and Medicaid expansion, forcing a special session to resolve its differences.