Councilwoman to challenge Stoney for mayor, sources say

For months, City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, has been the only person mentioned as a possible opponent to Mayor Levar M. Stoney in his November re-election bid.

Obama Elementary School: New name, new spirit

It was an Obama love fest last Friday as students, teachers, officials and special guests dedicated Barack Obama Elementary School, the North Side school built in 1922 and previously named for a Confederate general that was renamed in September 2018 ...

School Board approves new names for 3 schools

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. Cardinal Elementary School. River City Middle School. Those are the new names for George Mason Elementary in Church Hill, E.S.H. Greene Elementary in South Side and the new middle school on Hull Street Road, ...

Statue of archsegregationist remains in Capitol Square

Richmond and other Virginia localities are on track to gain permission from the General Assembly to take down Confederate statues.

VCU to open STEM center to aid area public school students

Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are booming.

New children's library to open Feb. 20 at Whitcomb Court

Whitcomb Court is getting a new children’s library from the Fountain of Youth Foundation.

Pamunkey tribe's status as preferred casino developer in question

Will the Pamunkey Indian Tribe hold on to its status as the preferred developer of resort hotel-casinos in Richmond and Norfolk?

VCU receives funding for pediatric brain injury research

Children who suffer brain injuries as the result of accidents or playing sports are expected to get more dedicated care at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU as the result of new funding.

City's credit rating upgraded

Richmond’s government has moved closer to its long-term goal of achieving an AAA credit rating from Wall Street credit rating agencies.

Advocates seek full decriminalization of marijuana

Around 30 people called for the full decriminalization of marijuana during a rally in Capitol Square last Saturday, challenging a Democrat-sponsored bill that they said would lead to continued disproportionate arrests of people of color.

Virginia emerges as the South's progressive leader under Dems

In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region’s progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues.

Casino gambling advances with Pamunkey Tribe in the driver's seat

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe has gained a boost from the General Assembly in its efforts to build lavish casino-resort hotels in Richmond and Norfolk.

Confederate statues in State Capitol remain unaddressed

As the General Assembly wrestles over whether to give localities the right to control their Confederate monuments, their debate is being waged in the State Capitol — a virtual shrine to the Confederacy.

VUU surprised by $1M announcement on Founders Day

Virginia Union University President Hakim J. Lucas stood before an audience of more than 350 students, faculty, alumni, trustees and dignitaries last Friday to remember the past and mark the path to the future at the university’s 155th Anniversary Founders ...

Free GRTC bus service being eyed

Free rides on GRTC buses? That idea has begun to percolate as a proposal by Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn to create a regional transportation authority to provide new funding for roads and public transit moves through the General Assembly.