Jeremy M. Lazarus

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Special prosecutor assigned in Confederate statue removal probe

A special grand jury soon will be convened in Richmond.

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Richmond Free Press founders win prestigious George Mason Award

The founders of the Richmond Free Press are being honored with one of Virginia journalism’s top awards.

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Gov. Northam announces $300M plan to help colleges through COVID-19

Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced Tuesday a two-year $300 million plan to help Virginia’s public colleges and universities weather the financial crisis the COVID-19 pandemic has created — without taxpayers having to foot the bill.

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Mayor Stoney proposes 5 new city parks for South Side

Thirteen years ago, City Hall spent about $400,000 to tear down the decrepit Madison Arms apartments at Lynhaven Avenue and Drake Street in South Side.

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GRTC running free shuttle service to city’s new Voter Registrar’s Office

GRTC is operating free hourly shuttles to help people who want to vote early to reach the new Richmond Voter Registrar’s Office at 2134 W. Laburnum Ave.

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James Cooper Jr., RPS computer pro, dies at 85

James Cooper Jr., who trained Richmond Public Schools teachers and staff to use computers as they came into common use in the 1980s, has died.

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Photographer Richard L. Swann dies at 85

Richard Leon Swann turned his youthful passion for taking photos into a photography career that spanned nearly 60 years and provided lasting memories for untold numbers of Richmond residents.

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VSU may lose $10M to $12M with decision to go virtual

The decision to keep students off campus for the first semester may cost Virginia State University $10 million to $12 million — just one example of the impact COVID-19 is having on higher education.

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City spurns cold weather shelter for ‘non-congregant’ housing for homeless

For the first time in at least 19 years, City Hall will not be opening a cold weather shelter on Oct. 1 as a warm place for homeless adults when temperatures fall to 40 degrees and below.

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Federal appeals court decision may impact police immunity from lawsuits

When the Virginia Senate sidelined a bill last week that would have stripped police officers in the state of immunity from lawsuits alleging brutality and violations of constitutional rights, the result was to leave families to face arduous and expensive court fights to hold officers accountable.

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