Cathy’s Camp razed, but people keep coming during pandemic

Homeless people keep coming despite the destruction last week of Cathy’s Camp, the tent community in Shockoe Valley, and the relocation of its residents to area motels and hotels.

VCU leads clinical trials on drug to treat COVID-19

Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University are participating in a trial of an experimental treatment for patients with moderate to severe symptoms of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus that has spread around the world.

Richmond high school seniors will graduate, Kamras says

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras wants to assure families than high school seniors will graduate and other students will advance to the next grade despite the closure of city schools being extended through the end of the school year.

Faces of leadership: Virginia Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver is on front line of fight

“The health of our residents and the community is our top priority.”

Businesses adjust to social distancing, governor's executive order on COVID-19

Anita Hill-Moses, an entrepreneur and natural hair stylist, is among the thousands of small businesses in the Richmond area feeling the effects of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown.

City Council setting up procedures for public meetings online

The Richmond City Council is moving to set up processes and procedures for holding online public meetings, including ways to gain resident comments on legislation, it was announced Tuesday.

GRTC officials seek to limit ridership to essential trips

Teens and younger children might have a harder time taking advantage of free rides on GRTC. On Tuesday, the bus company announced that unaccompanied minors no longer can ride the public transit buses unless they are dressed in work uniforms ...

Candidates emerge in Richmond mayor’s race and other city contests

The initial candidates are starting to emerge in the race for Richmond offices despite the unprecedented disruptions from coronavirus that are impacting every aspect — from collecting signatures to get on the ballot to fundraising and knocking on doors to ...

Duncan resigns as head of RRHA

He came from Illinois brimming with optimism about leading the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Richmond schools closed until April 13

Richmond Public Schools will be closed for an additional two weeks through spring break, reopening Monday, April 13, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Closing Cathy's Camp in midst of emergency

The tents started to come down Wednesday. At this point, only a small group of people remain in the homeless community known as Cathy’s Camp beside the city’s cold weather shelter on Oliver Hill Way across from the Richmond Justice ...

RPS centers open to families

Kate Johnson had a difficult time finding where to pick up food at Chimborazo Elementary School on Monday.

Coronavirus Closings

In light of local and state precautions underway to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please take note of the following closings, cancellations and scheduling changes:

GRTC eliminates fares; asks riders to take only essential trips

GRTC is no longer charging to ride. In a bid to protect its drivers and other employees from the spread of coronavirus, the transit company announced that it will stop collecting fares from passengers using Pulse, regular and express buses ...

VCU, U.Va. and state's community colleges cancel spring commencement ceremonies

Spring commencement ceremonies have been canceled at many schools and universities across the nation, including Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, the University of Virginia, all 23 community colleges in the state, at Morehouse College and Howard University, where ...