Area COVID-19 testing available

Here are upcoming free coronavirus testing events conducted by the Richmond and Henrico County health districts:

Richmond ramps up efforts for coronavirus testing, small business assistance

The City of Richmond will be working during the next week to expand COVID-19 testing for highly vulnerable residents and helping small businesses in a major way, even as surrounding counties and most of the state continue to reopen businesses ...

City businesses ready to reopen, welcome customers next week

Renada Harris, owner of Silk Hair Studio on Broad Street near Virginia Commonwealth University spent last Thursday calling clients to cancel appointments made for Friday, May 15, the date businesses were to partially reopen under Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s executive ...

RPS plans in-person and virtual graduation ceremonies for seniors

Seniors attending Richmond Public Schools will have a graduation ceremony after all.

School Board adopts $331M budget for 2020-21

The Richmond School Board on Monday adopted a $331 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that begins July 1.

Richmond-Petersburg to become central to U.S. critical drug manufacturing and stockpile

Richmond has just become the national headquarters for a government effort to resolve a long-festering problem — American dependence on overseas supplies of life-saving medications.

Federal judge dismisses Hanover NAACP lawsuit to change Confederate school names

A federal judge last week dismissed a lawsuit seeking to change the name, mascots and imagery of two Hanover County schools named for Confederate leaders, bringing a halt to a costly and contentious legal battle launched by the Hanover County ...

Judge rules that fewer signatures needed for mayoral candidates to get on Nov. ballot

Mayoral candidates in Richmond will need far fewer valid petition signatures to qualify for the ballot, thanks to a lawsuit one candidate filed challenging the current 500-signature requirement.

City tax bills go out without amnesty details

Richmond residents have until Friday, Aug. 14, to pay city taxes on their real estate and vehicles without being hit with a penalty and interest for late payment under a recently approved ordinance.

New type of renter’s insurance covers security deposit

When it comes to renting an apartment, one problem people face is the big outlay.

Public policy summer academy scholarships available to Richmond and Petersburg students

High school and college students in Richmond and Petersburg are being offered scholarships to participate in a free online summer academy that will focus on youth and public policy amid the pandemic, it has been announced.

Magistrate Judge Roderick C.Young of Richmond nominated to federal district court bench

Roderick Charles Young started out as a public defender and has risen through the legal ranks to U.S. magistrate judge in Richmond.

Historic first: A. Benjamin Spencer named dean of W&M Law School

As a University of Virginia law school professor, A. Benjamin Spencer has earned accolades for his knowledge of federal courts and civil litigation.

Officials pump up COVID-19 testing, begin mask and hand sanitizer distribution to city's at-risk residents

Efforts to combat COVID-19 continue in Richmond’s high-risk communities and underserved neighborhoods.

Ready to reopen

Editor's Note: In a major change that took place after publication of the May 14-16 edition of the Free Press, businesses in the city of Richmond will not reopen on Friday, May 15. At the request of Mayor Levar M. ...