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Youngkin gets widespread pushback on attempt to lift mask mandate in schools

Just days after his inauguration, Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin is getting major pushback from legislators, parents and public school systems around the Commonwealth – including the Richmond area – over his executive order to end school mask mandates.

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Teacher raises, central office cuts are key to Kamras’ proposed 2022-23 RPS budget

Richmond teachers would get a 5 percent raise, the largest in years, while 33 new people would be added to the Richmond Public Schools payroll.

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School Board votes in new leaders

The Richmond School Board voted in a new chair and vice chair—Shonda Harris- Muhammed, 6th District, and Kenya J. Gibson, 3rd District, respectively.

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RPS set to reopen Thursday after weather delay and early run on COVID-19 test kits

As school districts across the country consider postponing reopening following the holiday break or instituting remote instruction because of the new wave of COVID-19 infections, Richmond Public Schools stands fast in promoting vaccinations and testing to keep their doors open for in-person instruction.

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VSU grad combines degree and love of animals to open North Side pet bath and spa

Michelle Millett and her mother, Arlene Young, are making it easier for pet parents to give their fur babies a bath.

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VUU Choir to perform at Youngkin inauguration

The Virginia Union University Choir has been invited to sing during inaugural activities for Republican Gov.-elect Glenn A. Youngkin.

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New day, new year

Journey of past year filled with health challenges and separations brings Mechanicsville family closer together

During the past 19 months, three generations of the Lewis family have experienced what many families fear – infection with the COVID-19 virus and cancer.

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Ready for the holidays

Communities in Schools coordinators bring together volunteer efforts to assist children, families during holiday season

Community in Schools is making Christmas merry for students and their families in schools in Richmond’s East End and Eastern Henrico County.

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Richmonder’s baking passion turns into burgeoning family business during the holiday

It’s holiday time — a time for family and friends and to give thanks for blessings of the past year. Richmonder Linda Shaw is doing just that — giving thanks as she makes memories and money with her LindaGrams, a trademarked graham cracker-based cookie she created and now sells online and in pop-up events.

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Council member threatens to delay design funds for new George Wythe

Will Richmond City Council stand in the way of transferring $7.3 million to Richmond Pub- lic Schools so an architect can design a replacement George Wythe High School?

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