City Council spars over voter advisory referendum on $1.5B Coliseum plan

Richmond residents were lining up Wednesday to speak their minds on Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and development plan for Downtown at the second of two special City Council meetings in two days.

Commentary: Virginia voters can be certain their votes count

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concluded in late July that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. While the report concluded that no votes were changed in voting machines at the time, ...

University health services bracing for ripple effect from mass shootings

The back-to-school shopping spree in El Paso, Texas, was hundreds of miles from the Richmond area. So were the calm summer bar scene in Dayton, Ohio and the fun-filled garlic fair in Northern California. Yet, the impact of the dramatic ...

Colette McEachin wins Dem nomination for city commonwealth's attorney

Colette W. McEachin secured the Democratic nomination for Richmond commonwealth’s attorney in last week’s firehouse primary, defeating Alexander L. “Alex” Taylor Jr. by winning more than 83 percent of the votes cast, according to the Richmond City Democratic Committee. In ...

Judge dismisses Richardson's suit to unseat Councilman Agelasto

A legal effort to immediately remove Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office was dismissed last week by a Richmond Circuit Court judge.

James River Park System now part of the Old Growth Forest Network

One of the Richmond region’s favorite parks has become part of an exclusive club, the Old Growth Forest Network, it has been announced.

City Police Capt. Bender named LGBTQ community liaison

Richmond Police Capt. Michael Bender has been named the department’s new liaison to the LGBTQ community.

Gold Award in history

Deja Williams, left, of Midlothian Girl Scout Troop 635 accepts congratulatory flowers from her longtime friend, Jane McConville, after seeing her idea for a state historical highway marker acknowledging the history of the former Midlothian Elementary School come to fruition ...

VSU to host AgFest Field Day on Aug. 28

Virginia State University is hosting AgFest Field Day 2019 for anyone interested in agriculture, fish farming, hydroponics, farming, urban gardening, and learning about agriculture production in Virginia.

Henrico sets up timeline, hearings for 2021-22 school redistricting

The Henrico County Public Schools has set up a timeline and schedule of public hearings for redrawing attendance zones for the county’s elementary, middle and high schools.

Cityscape: Slice of life and scenes in Richmond

A sign posted in Richmond’s Byrd Park offers motorists a friendly reminder: “Love It? Then Lock It! Or Lose It!”

Some Richmonders on edge following national tragedies

Like many Americans, people around the Richmond area are dazed and distracted, saddened and angered after two mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio left 31 dead and dozens of other wounded.

School Board member Jonathan Young springs open enrollment attendance plan on colleagues

Richmond School Board members were blindsided Monday night when board member Jonathan Young, who represents the 4th District, proposed that Richmond Public Schools allow students to choose which school they want to attend, with a lottery ultimately deciding where students ...

$6M: Richmond spending much more than Chesterfield on new schools

Richmond apparently will spend at least $6 million more on building two new elementary schools than Chesterfield County is having to pay, according an update report the Joint Construction Team provided to the city School Board Monday night.

Coliseum referendum hearing slated for Aug. 15

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Joi Jeter Taylor will determine next week if Richmond voters will have a say on the proposed $1.5 billion Coliseum project that Mayor Levar M. Stoney is asking Richmond City Council to approve.