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RPS names 6 new principals

Open High School and five preschool centers will have new principals when Richmond Public Schools begins the 2020-21 academic year.

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Damon Duncan leaves after getting paychecks from two housing agencies

Damon E. Duncan, who began working full time as the executive director of the Montgomery, Ala., Housing Authority in early May before wrapping up his full-time job as CEO of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, has finally quit.

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Ministers join call for citizen review board

Faith leaders from 35 churches, synagogues and mosques serving Richmond issued a petition Tuesday calling for city political leaders to create a civilian oversight board for the Richmond Police Department.

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June 16 deadline approaching for absentee ballot applications

Early voting in the upcoming Tuesday, June 23, primary is underway. Rule changes are making it fairly easy to vote absentee ahead of Election Day in the contests to choose Democratic and Republican nominees to run for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

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Miss local baseball? You can still get the food

With the coronavirus pandemic, fans are missing baseball. And some are missing ballpark food.

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Magistrate Judge Roderick C.Young of Richmond nominated to federal district court bench

Roderick Charles Young started out as a public defender and has risen through the legal ranks to U.S. magistrate judge in Richmond.

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Historic first: A. Benjamin Spencer named dean of W&M Law School

As a University of Virginia law school professor, A. Benjamin Spencer has earned accolades for his knowledge of federal courts and civil litigation.

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General Assembly delays minimum wage hike until May 1

Forget a Jan. 1 raise for the Virginia minimum wage.

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RRHA shuts down food deliveries from Feed More

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has cut off April food deliveries from the area’s largest food bank, Feed More, to needy families in public housing communities. The cutoff started last week after RRHA found that food deliverers were not wearing masks and other protective items or adhering to social distancing guidelines — keeping a 6-foot distance from other people.

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Bishop Gerald O. Glenn and wife hospitalized with the coronavirus

A prominent Chesterfield County minister and his wife are both being treated at the hospital for the coronavirus.

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