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Editorials

Good luck

We congratulate the School Board on its selection of Cheryl L. Burke to succeed Nadine Marsh-Carter as the 7th District representative.

Yes on Proposition A

For decades, as our school buildings have grown older and begun to decay, we, the people, have had little say in whether city leaders should completely renovate them or replace them with modern structures. Unlike the counties, which must get ...

53 and counting

Lifelong friends with unbreakable links shot to death in gunfire that leaves people scrambling and screaming for help. Cell phones click to record the chaos unfolding in the dark. Family members and others react in stunned disbelief when hearing the ...

Stop the violence

Blacksburg, Va. Newtown, Conn. Aurora, Colo. Charleston, S.C. San Bernardino, Calif. Orlando, Fla.

Ban open carry

That was our reaction last Saturday after the neo-Confederate rally on Monument Avenue came to a close without the tumult, fury, bloodshed and death that marked August events in Charlottesville.

Lock them up

Just when we thought things were quieting down after Charlottesville, another right wing group of out-of-towners is planning to stir things up in Richmond.

Restoring the peace

The escalating bloodshed and death toll in Richmond is alarming, its latest dead and wounded ranging in age from 9 to 57.

What to do?

Our media colleagues should stop their mewling over the absence of Democratic candidates Ralph S. Northam, Justin Fairfax and Mark Herring from the annual Labor Day parade in Buena Vista.

Trump and the Dreamers

President Trump continues to show us just what type of person he is.

Moving forward

Monday was Aug. 28, an innocuous date. But blurbs about its history and meaning have been circulating on the internet. On this day:

Dispelling the darkness

The darkness of the tragic events in Charlottesville — and President Trump’s continued blessing of the racist, anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi, white supremacist elements seeking to tear apart this nation — have cast a pall over our state and country. We have ...

It’s time

It’s time for Johnny Reb, skinheads, the hooded Klan and closet racists at the office and who live next door to wake up and understand that it’s not 1865 any more. The Civil War is over. The South lost.

Affirmative injustice

In the same week that it was revealed that the Department of Injustice is spearheading attacks on affirmative action, our 45th president indicated his support for legislation that would drastically change our nation’s immigration policy. Instead of providing immigration opportunities ...

No more Band-Aids

George Mason Elementary School teacher Hope Talley was correct, unfortunately, when she said Richmond Public Schools officials are merely putting a Band-Aid on the situation at the aged Church Hill school.

Monument Avenue for real heroes

The Monument Avenue Commission has only just begun its work, but the fix is in. Apparently, the commission has been hamstrung by its charge from Mayor Levar M. Stoney to put the monuments “in context.”