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Jeremy M. Lazarus



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City Council votes to acquire more land for slave memorial

Despite objections from the landowner, Richmond City Council cleared the way for Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration to buy 1.75 acres of private property in Shockoe Bottom to provide extra space for a proposed Enslaved African Heritage Campus.

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Day of reckoning

The U.S. House of Representatives votes to impeach President Trump for a second time, charging him with “incitement of insurrection” over the deadly mob takeover of the U.S. Capitol

The reckoning has begun. Even as his followers were being arrested and he prepares to leave office in a few days, President Trump was labeled a “clear and present danger” to the nation’s security in becoming the first chief executive in U.S. history to be impeached twice – this time for the failed Jan. 6 insurrection in which he incited followers to carry out the biggest attack on the U.S. Capitol since 1814 when British troops burned it.

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City voter registrar may be out

Kirk Showalter’s 25-year tenure as Richmond’s voter registrar may be coming to an end.

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Charges dismissed against Sen. Morrissey

State Sen. Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey wants a public apology from Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

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NAACP call for resignation, accountability from elected Trump-backers

The Loudoun County Branch NAACP is calling for Loudoun Republican Delegate David A. “Dave” LaRock to immediately resign for participating in the Jan. 6 rally and insurrection in Washington.

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VLBC outlines legislative priorities for new General Assembly session

Buoyed by two legislative sessions last year that ushered in huge reforms in voting and criminal justice, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to keep pressing for more change.

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Mayor’s new term to focus on transforming city into ‘capital of compassion’

Mayor Levar M. Stoney promised to listen more, engage the community in developing initiatives and push for “justice and equity” as he was sworn in Monday for a second four-year term.

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City could have saved $8M on 2 new schools

The new vice chairman of the Richmond School Board wants to end what he sees as overspending on new school buildings.

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Federal stimulus bill eliminates $1.3B in HBCU debt

In 2012, Virginia Union University was awarded a $17 million federal loan as it began development of a combination conference center and residence hall.

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Trump’s mob sparks violence

After spurring violence, chaos and an attempted takeover of the U.S. Capitol, President Trump urged his mob of supporters to go home, telling them, ‘We love you. You’re very special.’

Thousands of President Trump’s supporters — with his encouragement — sought to seize the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday and halt the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives from completing the certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s election as the nation’s next chief executive.

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