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Virginia suspends use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Virginia has suspended the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after federal health agencies warned that the single-dose inoculation may cause a rare, and potentially fatal, blood clot disorder.

UR faculty votes for rector’s removal as board outlines new plan

The University of Richmond Board of Trustees this week took a first step to organizing a commission that would “establish principles on renaming” buildings at the private, 4,000-student school.

COVID-19 free testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

School Board taking control of new building construction

The Richmond School Board is taking back control of the design, development and construction of new schools, potentially blocking a City Hall plan to fast-track design and development of a replacement building for worn-out George Wythe High School.

City police, firefighters seek $8.9M for simpler, more competitive pay plan

The Richmond Fire Department is so short of trained manpower that it plans to impose mandatory overtime later this month to ensure adequate coverage for fires and medical emergencies, firefighters told Richmond City Council on Monday night.

Timeline outlined for disposal of city-owned Confederate statues

Richmond City Council could vote to dispose of the city’s collection of Confederate statues at the Monday, June 14, meeting, according to a tentative plan for action.

Land conservancy to acquire 5.2 acres on riverfront for parkland

Instead of private condos or offices, a major piece of Dock Street property that nestles the James River is on its way to becoming parkland everyone can use.

State Board of Elections investigation continuing into city Electoral Board

The state Board of Elections is to meet Tuesday, April 20, to determine whether allegations involving two Democratic members of the Richmond Electoral Board are to be referred to the Richmond Circuit Court for further action.

UR suspends building name change; fundraiser halted with alumni boycott

Students are pulling out of campus organizations. Alumni, including a 7,300-member alumni Facebook group, are halting donations. And the faculty Senate has censured the board chair or rector.

Richmond Police records show 84 complaints filed against officers in 2020

How well are Richmond Police policing themselves to prevent the kind of hugely expensive and horrific mess created by former Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin in his fatal arrest of George Floyd?

Jones misses filing deadline, canceling primary challenge to Delegate Carr

Veteran Richmond Delegate Betsy B. Carr will not face a challenge in the June 8 Democratic primary.

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.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

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.

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