Jeremy M. Lazarus

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Policy Pathways to host Fall Celebration and Fundraiser Oct. 24

Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn and five students will be honored next week at the debut of a new nonprofit organized to enable young people of color to understand and become involved in shaping public policy.

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City Council approves use of Giles Center for winter overflow shelter

Homeless people once again will find shelter on bitter cold days at the Annie Giles Community Resource Center in Shockoe Valley, if they can get there.

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Banks' Coin Laundry in Jackson Ward closes

Banks’ Coin Laundry has closed after more than 80 years in Jackson Ward following the Sept. 19 death of the owner, Arlington R. Banks, 81.

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RPS halts tough absence policy

A new policy requiring Richmond students to be marked absent for the day if they arrive more than 80 minutes after the start of classes without a written excuse is being abandoned.

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Questions swirl about state NAACP's relationship with Dominion Energy

Is the Virginia State Conference NAACP starting to cozy up to Dominion Energy after more than two years of attacking the utility company’s push to construct a natural gas pipeline?

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City awarded $20,000 grant for new financial literacy program

A national group plans to assist Richmond City Treasurer Nichole Richardson Armstead and City Hall in creating a center to provide professional one-on-one financial counseling to low- and moderate-income city residents, it was announced Wednesday.

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Social Security benefits to increase by 1.6% in 2020

Retirees in Richmond and across the country might have a little more money in their pockets come January.

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VCU Health System offers relief to certain patients with overdue bills

The VCU Health System, Virginia Commonwealth University’s medical arm, is taking steps to ease the financial stress on thousands of patients and their families struggling to pay their VCU hospital and doctors’ bills.

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Independent commission to redraw City Council districts?

An independent commission might redraw the boundaries of City Council districts following the upcoming 2020 Census.

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In city, state money for street maintenance used for more than streets

Every year, Richmond receives about $28 million from the state for street maintenance. But it turns out virtually all of that money goes to maintain everything about a street but the asphalt, according to Bobby Vincent, director of the city Department of Public Works.

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