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RPS plans in-person and virtual graduation ceremonies for seniors

Seniors attending Richmond Public Schools will have a graduation ceremony after all.

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City businesses ready to reopen, welcome customers next week

Renada Harris, owner of Silk Hair Studio on Broad Street near Virginia Commonwealth University spent last Thursday calling clients to cancel appointments made for Friday, May 15, the date businesses were to partially reopen under Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s executive order.

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School Board adopts $331M budget for 2020-21

The Richmond School Board on Monday adopted a $331 million budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year that begins July 1.

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Officials pump up COVID-19 testing, begin mask and hand sanitizer distribution to city's at-risk residents

Efforts to combat COVID-19 continue in Richmond’s high-risk communities and underserved neighborhoods.

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High marks for counselor

RPS Teacher of the Year honor goes to Thomas Jefferson High’s Rahmah Johnson

Like a Publishers Clearing House sweepstakes commercial, a band of dignitaries from Richmond Public Schools and the City of Richmond carrying bouquets of flowers and balloons followed by cameras and reporters marched down Ladies Mile Road last Friday morning to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime surprise.

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Pandemic can't stop nuptials for area newlyweds

When the coronavirus pandemic threatened to disrupt the wedding plans of Dr. Janet West and Rodney Jordan, love proved too strong – even during a time of social distancing and rules preventing no more than 10 people in one place at one time.

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Area colleges spring for virtual commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2020

Marchelle Williams has worked hard as a graduate student for the past two years in Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of Social Work. The 25-year-old Fredericksburg native was looking forward to that traditional special moment capping her latest achievement – walking across the stage during commencement to receive her master’s degree.

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School Board grapples with budget cuts and uncertainty in the next school year

The Richmond School Board and city schools administration continue to work on academic and staffing priorities as looming budget cuts and spending limits caused by the COVID-19 crisis hover like a dark fiscal cloud.

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Dozens turn out for free testing at city sites

Zohao Maziri took short, painfully slow steps Monday as she fought the cool, windy weather to get tested for COVID-19 at Hillside Court on Richmond’s South Side.

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City, Henrico health districts start COVID-19 testing in targeted areas

The Richmond and Henrico health districts are offering free, walk-in COVID-19 testing targeted to people in low-income communities of color who do not have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover COVID-19.

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