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Mustang Club revs engines to mark classic car’s 57th birthday, service award

Thomas Victory and the Victory 7 Mustang Club are celebrating a birthday on April 17 — the 57th birthday of the Ford Mustang.

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Neil S. Kessler is new chair of RRHA board

As anticipated, the board of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a new chair – Neil S. Kessler.

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Fort Lee being assessed as site to house unaccompanied immigrant children

Fort Lee, which sits outside of Petersburg about 20 miles south of Richmond, might become a temporary holding center for unaccompanied minors who cross into the United States without legal status and are detained by the U.S. Border Patrol.

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Electronic system allows voters to sign petitions for candidates to get on Democratic primary ballot

Signing a statewide candidate’s petition to get on the June 8 Democratic primary ballot just got extremely easy for registered voters.

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General Assembly wraps up session ushering in changes

The death penalty was abolished, a new state Voting Rights Act was approved to ensure voter suppression does not happen and racial bigotry was a labeled a public health crisis.

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Award-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter’s star to shine on Hollywood Walk of Fame

A dream of most people in the movie business is to get a coveted star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ruth E. Carter is getting hers this week.

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More federal money available for rental relief in the state

Virginia is pumping an additional $160 million into its rental relief program aimed at helping tenants and landlords avoid eviction proceedings, Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced Tuesday.

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Landlord must sell properties, undergo housing training in HOME settlement

Richmond area landlord Teresa Vetter has agreed to sell her properties and give up leasing apartments for five years to end a lawsuit accusing her of discrimination against families with children and people with disabilities.

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VSU launches no-cost tuition initiative for qualified high school seniors

A federal Pell Grant will be all 300 qualified high school seniors in Richmond and other nearby localities must have financially to enroll as full-time students at Virginia State University in the fall.

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Mayor Stoney has COVID-19; state of city address postponed

Mayor Levar M. Stoney announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in a 14-day isolation after developing mild symptoms.

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