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Maymont’s new otter needs a name

Louis the otter has a new friend at The Robins Nature Center at Maymont. A three-year-old female otter is expected to make her debut in March and Maymont wants the public’s help selecting her name.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Youngkin, Earle-Sears join annual anti-abortion demonstration in Richmond

Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, both Republicans, joined thousands of Virginia activists Wednesday for an annual anti-abortion demonstration, where attendees denounced Democratic lawmakers who have blocked proposed restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Driving while Black

A recent court ruling declaring that the Richmond Police Department stops African-American drivers far more often than other demographics is being questioned by federal prosecutors.

VLBC sees progress

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus announced progress in its legislative agenda in terms of voter rights, criminal justice, education, arrest and confinement, and more.

Lawmakers take up ‘skill games,’ minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

Virginia lawmakers plowed through hundreds of bills Tuesday as they reached a key deadline for this year’s legislative session.

Youngkins’ announce high school essay contest

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin and the Virginia Council on Women have announced the 13th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Healthcare (STEAM-H) essay contest. The contest is open to female high school seniors who plan ...

R.E.B. Awards nomination deadline is Feb. 20

The deadline is approaching for the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, a program of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, which recognizes public schoolteachers who distinguish themselves with inspiring classroom performance.

President’s Day 2024

In observance of the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, please note the following:

VCU alum Jeffrey Blount to discuss new book

Award-winning author Jeffrey Blount will discuss his new book, “Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library.

Community bands together to renovate Charles City’s historic Mt. Zion School

A tarp covers part of the roof of an abandoned building on Route 623 in Charles City County. Underneath the tarp, clear plastic drapes a weathered window, perhaps to further shield the decaying wood structure from elements endured nearly 110 ...

RPS School Board appoints Shavonda Dixon for 9th District; budget changes, safety also discussed

The Richmond School Board has unanimously voted to appoint Shavonda Dixon to represent the 9th District.

An hour can save a life

National Blood Donor Month might have ended Jan. 31, but ongoing shortages in Virginia and nationally mean that the need for donors remains critical.

Virginia Democrats sending gun control bills to a skeptical Gov. Youngkin

Dozens of pieces of gun-related legislation that advocates say will bolster public safety are winding their way through Virginia’s Democratic-controlled General Assembly, including a measure that would halt the sale of certain semiautomatic firearms.

FeedMore hosts food drive

A canned food drive to benefit Feed More will be held in the Henrico Sports & Events Center starting Saturday, Feb. 10 through Friday, March 1, with free tickets to the upcoming Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship for those ...