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Small nonprofit makes big impact on lives, health of people

Josselyn Aguirre-Cabrera went to see a doctor about her nagging headaches and learned she had diabetes.

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Let your spending reflect your values

The buildup began right after Halloween, when the newspapers got thicker, the advertising inserts longer and emails touting shopping bargains coming more frequently.

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Virginia for sale?

Many elected officials should have “For Sale” signs outside their office doors. They also should make it known that they are discriminatory in who gets to buy them. They are “For Sale” to the white corporate and banking sectors only.

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Lesson for the holidays

Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales? 

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‘Prescription Drug Take-Back Day’ Oct. 22

Do you have unused or expired prescriptions in your medicine cabinet? Want to get rid of them safely?

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Petersburg man lost dream, but made $45,000 profit

Montague D. Phipps had big dreams three years ago when he bought a derelict duplex from the City of Petersburg for the rock-bottom price of $5,000.

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Commit to affordable health care, by Ray Curry

Laughter is the best medicine, says the Reader’s Digest version of America. But not when it’s the only medicine, responds the America that far too many have known and continue to know. Not when the United States alone is one of the world’s top 33 most developed countries that does not have a form of universal health care that covers all of its population.

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Roadblock: Mayor’s $1.4B Coliseum plan hits a financing snag

The plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum with a new arena in Downtown appears to be running afoul of the Virginia Public Finance Act.

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Virginia sales tax holiday this weekend

Shoppers will save a few dollars this weekend as Virginia’s annual sales tax holiday returns.

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Dr. Warner, 71, former Richmond psychiatrist

Dr. Dennis Anthony Warner was known for his generosity.

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Saturday

Area residents are encouraged to get rid of unused or expired medications during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26.

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Young people and vaping

Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips; they die from exposure to second-hand smoke.

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Jay-Z buys in — sells out

“Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Expect higher natural gas bills

Get ready to pay more to heat your home and cook your food. The price of natural gas is going up for Richmond customers, effective with the February bills. The city Department of Public Utilities now is paying more to buy the fuel and is planning to pass on the higher cost to customers.

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Foundations buy Ebony and JET photo archives for preservation at Smithsonian

The sale of the photo archive of Ebony and JET magazines chronicling African-American history is generating relief among some who worried the historic images may be lost.

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Black vendors hoping for bigger score at NFL camp

The owners of Big Herm’s Kitchen and Croaker’s Spot — two popular local black-owned eateries — hope fans will bring a hardier appetite to the Washington professional football team’s training camp than they did to last year’s.

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GRTC sees rise in riders purchasing passes

GRTC is carrying more people but taking in less money at the farebox.

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State may force city to replace voting machines

Richmond, Henrico County and 27 other localities might be forced to immediately buy new voting machines for use in upcoming elections. The reason: The state Board of Elections is considering banning the wireless touch-screen machines the city and the other localities successfully have used for 10 years.

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Sign up for affordable health care by Feb. 15

Too many in our city lack health insurance. However, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affords us the opportunity to do something about it. Residents can now take advantage of an open enrollment period for health care plans available under the ACA.

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