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Senator questions cuts in schools’ maintenance funds

The leader of a state Senate subcommittee that is taking a look at school building needs across Virginia wants to know whether Richmond’s decision to shrink spending on routine school maintenance by millions of dollars violates a U.S. Supreme Court ...

Sickle cell advocate wins fight for high-dose opioids

George H. Carter appears to have won his fight to ensure that people like himself who suffer from sickle cell disease can get the high dosages of opioids needed to control the excruciating pain.

Agency questions city’s plan to destroy historic warehouse

The fate of a landmark warehouse in the East End that was supposed to be transformed into Stone Brewing’s destination bistro and beer garden remains in limbo.

Expanded Medicaid, more time for recess among new state laws

Hundreds of new Virginia laws went into effect Sunday, July 1.

Pulse passenger rates dip after debut

The crush of passengers has disappeared along with the free rides on GRTC’s new Pulse and other buses.

GRTC updates

GRTC updates: Students’ free rides delayed until September and few riders buy money-saving passes

New development, residents behind city’s housing value jump

The value of property is climbing in Richmond, most notably in areas such as Church Hill, Blackwell and Highland Park that were once stigmatized as less desirable because they were predominantly African-American and low income.

Black Business Alliance calls for inclusion in city-supported projects

A. Hugo “Al” Bowers Sr. is leading a fresh charge to ensure that black-owned businesses gain a significant share of work on construction projects that the city pays for or infuses with taxpayer support.

School funding questions remain as City Charter change takes effect July 1

“I believe we have six months from July 1 to respond to the charge embedded in the charter change. Rest assured, we will do so. When we have something definitive to say, we will say it.” That was the official ...

Federal court orders redrawing of state House districts by Oct. 30

African-American voters were illegally packed into 12 House of Delegate districts in Richmond and Hampton Roads, a panel of federal judges ruled Tuesday.

Holiday closing schedule

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday closing schedule

Area police encrypt scanner broadcasts

Richmond area residents — including news reporters working on stories — no longer will be able to monitor police scanners after this week.

City Council members file legislation to halt bike lanes in North Side

Two City Council members want to kill City Hall plans to turn one travel lane on both sides of Brook Road over to bicycles between Azalea Avenue and Charity Street.

Work to begin in Jackson Ward on Fay Towers replacement

Heavy machinery will soon start moving into a block of Jackson Ward where 154 apartments are to rise over the next year or so, according to Orlando C. Artze, interim director of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

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 ...