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Lobby Day 2020: An affront to Dr. King

There was something eerie and insulting about the thousands of gun-toting lobbyists who packed the area around Capitol Square on Monday to demand that Virginia lawmakers not step on their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Following directions

Dear Reader, This edition of the Richmond Free Press begins our 28th year of publishing. Our first edition — January 16-18,1992 — hit the streets with no internet, no smart phones and very few media outlets that populate today’s media ...

Opportunity time

The 2020 Virginia General Assembly session started on Wednesday with several historic markers of note.

Trump, Iran and answers

Now that President Trump has pushed America to the brink of war in the Middle East, we want answers.

New Year's message

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Holiday message

Holiday message

No neutral ground

We commend the thousands of people who turned out Tuesday night in rallies in more than 600 locales around the nation to call for the impeachment of President Trump. We believe that the president must be removed from office before ...

Hope during the holidays

During this holiday time, when it is easy to sink into a state of depression or despair because of finances, family, bad weather and bad news, we were buoyed last week when an envelope arrived at the Richmond Free Press ...

Fostering a new spirit

We revel in the new energy and spirit that artist Kehinde Wiley’s monumental sculpture, “Rumors of War,” ushers into Richmond.

Eyes on the prize

We find it interesting that the Richmond School Board, with all of its talk about the importance of equity and diversity, backed away from a school pairing plan when it approved new school attendance zones at its meeting this week.

Go Vikings!

We send a cheer up for Richmond’s Thomas Jefferson High School football team as the players head to the state 2A semifinals on Saturday, Dec. 7, against Stuarts Draft High School in Augusta County.

Happy Thanksgiving!

At this time of celebration, we give thanks for all of our blessings.

If they build it ...

When it comes to the costly Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan, the Navy Hill District Corp. believes in the adage made famous by the 1989 drama-fantasy movie, “Field of Dreams.” That adage: “If you build it, they will come.”

Rep. McEachin: À votre santé

We send up positive thoughts for the good health of Congressman A. Donald McEachin, who has been sidetracked lately while undergoing surgeries in his battle with health issues.

Real role models

We all need role models. We’re not seeing many coming out of D.C. right now, with President Trump’s criminal foibles exposed even more with the public impeachment inquiry broadcasts that started Wednesday.

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