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Jeremy M. Lazarus



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Richmond Justice Center begins COVID-19 testing

More than three months after the coronavirus pandemic began, the Richmond City Justice Center is conducting its first mass testing of inmates, deputies and staff for COVID-19.

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Four mayoral candidates endorse Shockoe Bottom slavery memorial park

For more than five years, Ana Edwards, her husband, Phil Wilayto, and other supporters have vigorously lobbied City Hall to transform parking lots in Shockoe Bottom into a memorial park to remember and honor the enslaved who were once bought and sold like cattle in the area.

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July 4th fireworks in Richmond, Chesterfield

The nation will turn 244 years old on Saturday, July 4, but many of the traditional holiday events and fireworks spectaculars have been eliminated because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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VSU outlines cuts to absorb $26M deficit

Financially troubled Virginia State University appears to be on track to fill a $26 million hole in the 2020-21 budget, although at least half of the solution appears to be temporary patches that will last only one year.

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Gun rights advocates holding rally and march Saturday in Downtown

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Richmond this Saturday for a protest at the State Capitol against perceived injustice— new gun control laws that went into effect Wednesday, July 1.

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Virginia Ready launches new job training program with community colleges, bonuses

Get trained for a high-paying job, network with companies that are seeking to fill thousands of vacant positions and earn a $1,000 bonus. That’s the promise of a new Virginia Ready, that launched Monday.

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New Police Chief Gerald Smith greeted with eventful first day

For Gerald M. Smith, the first day as Richmond’s new police chief was anything but routine.

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Gone!

After more than 100 years, the statue of Confederate ‘Stonewall’ Jackson on Monument Avenue comes down

Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson.

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Foundation poised with cash to purchase Woodland Cemetery

The Evergreen Restoration Foundation has raised the $50,000 needed to purchase Woodland Cemetery, a historic African-American cemetery in Henrico County that is the burial ground of Arthur Ashe Jr., the Richmond-born tennis great and humanitarian.

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City Council starts process to rename Lee Bridge and other Confederate memorials

Legal tangles continue to block removal of state-owned statues honoring Confederate Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue and in the State Capitol.

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