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Richmond School Board votes to dump Confederate name at North Side school to honor nation’s first African-American president

City plans public awareness campaign about trash fee exemption

Christine Page rents a house in the 1700 block of North 19th Street, and her monthly utility bill has always included $23.79 for trash and recycling collection. She was surprised to learn that she could apply to the city to ...

New city courthouse policy puts phones on hold

James Williams said he forgot he was carrying his cell phone last week when he went to the Marsh General District Court in South Side to check court records for a friend.

Looking for a job?

A new program is working to steer the area high school seniors toward health care careers.

Family of Marcus-David Peters to speak at community meeting May 26

The family of Marcus-David Peters, the 24-year-old biology teacher who was fatally shot by a Richmond Police officer on May 14 after running naked from his car on Interstate 95, is calling for justice and accountability. The family is holding ...

Memorial Day holiday schedule

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, please note the following: Public schools: Closed Monday.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax to speak at 62nd memorial ceremony

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker at Virginia’s 62nd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 28, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. The ceremony honors veterans who gave ...

Richmond School Board grapples with money issues, school name change

The Richmond School Board and Superintendent Jason Kamras struggled at the board’s meeting on Monday to wrap their arms around continuing daunting budgetary tasks and RPS’ potential future financial shortfall. Mr. Kamras laid out plans to spend $12.5 million that ...

19-year-old Soto called up to play forA royal wedding to remember

Prince Harry and his American actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of blackness and modernity.

Punked

Unrealistic assumptions and overly rosy income forecasts. Those were among the shaky financial footings on which the Leigh Street training camp for the Washington NFL team was built, according a new report from the office of City Auditor Louis G. ...

Historic city credit union seeks new growth

Amid the recovery from the Great Depression, 10 African-American Richmond educators organized a new credit union for teachers in the city that would provide the personal touch and financial services then largely unavailable to them at most banks in segregated ...

100 days

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras has spent the last 100 days engaging with school community while trying to calm the storms from previous administrations.

$3.4B:City Council approves 2018-2020 spending plan

Richmond high school students will be able to take unlimited free rides on GRTC buses beginning July 1. Organized activities for city youths also will be beefed up starting in July, with city recreation centers operating longer hours and after-school ...

Richmonders offer names to replace J.E.B. Stuart Elementary

Barack Obama. Henry L. Marsh III. Spottswood W. Robinson III. Mary Elizabeth Bowser and Elizabeth Van Lew. Arthur Ashe Jr.

Richmond Technical Center open house Saturday

Want to see what the Richmond Technical Center offers? Everyone is invited to find out this Saturday, May 19. The Richmond Public Schools’ career and technical center will host an open house 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to show off ...

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