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Honoring a civil rights pioneer

More than 100 people were present last Saturday for the dedication of a state historical marker in Gloucester County’s Hayes community honoring the late Irene A. Morgan and her actions to battle racial segregation.

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Louis Draper exhibition, 'Working Together,' opens Feb. 1 at VMFA

A new exhibit focusing on the photography of late Henrico County native Louis Draper and other photographers he worked with in New York will open Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 200 N. Arthur Ashe Blvd.

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Regina H. Boone photo recognized among ‘100 photos that defined the decade’

A 2016 photograph by Free Press photographer Regina H. Boone of a toddler afflicted by the contaminated water in Flint, Mich., has made CNN’s list of “100 photos that defined the decade.”

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VUU honors Wyatt Tee Walker legacy with new society

Virginia Union University’s Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology announced the creation of the “Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Society of Preachers and Prophetic Witnesses” during a formal service Monday in Coburn Hall on campus.

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Va. ranks 10th nationally in cost of dog bites

A dog may be man or woman’s best friend, but that pet’s bite could prove very costly for the owner. In 2018, insurance settlements for 359 dog bites in Virginia totaled $14.38 million, or $40,060 per bite, a new study of insurance companies payments has found. That ranked Virginia No. 10 on the list of the 50 states when its comes to the price tag

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Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green, first black player for the Boston Red Sox, dies at 85

Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, who became the first African-American player for the Boston Red Sox in 1959, died Wednesday, July 17, 2019, in El Cerrito, Calif.

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Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers are sparring after an as yet unconfirmed report that President Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, July 30, of the first meeting of the state’s legislative body in Jamestown.

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Randolph Pool to reopen July 23

Tuesday, July 23. That’s the date Randolph Pool’s main pool will reopen, the Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities has announced.

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Main pool at Randolph closed, awaiting repair

Randolph Pool in the near West End, one of seven outdoor pools the city operates, has been out of commission for nearly three weeks, leaving swimmers frustrated, including neighborhood children seeking to cool off.

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Councilwoman Robertson working to create jobs bus

Richmond Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson is hoping to build on the job and career fair she sponsored June 29 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, which attracted 121 job seekers.

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