Community rallies to preserve historic Black hospital

Richmonders will rally for an important symbol of the city’s Black history Sunday afternoon at the former Richmond Community Hospital on Overbrook Road. Virginia Union University, a historically Black university which owns the former hospital, plans to demolish the historic ...

Moving the needle

“We’re on a journey toward excellence, to be the very best we can be, to be a model of what is expected by you, for you.” With those words, James M. “Jim” Holland assumed chairmanship of the Chesterfield County Board ...

Biden ‘continues to be fit for duty’ his doctor says after president’s annual exam

President Biden “continues to be fit for duty,” his doctor wrote Wednesday after conducting an annual physical that was closely watched as the president seeks re-election.

Registrar offers options for voting amid snail mail issues

Richmond’s General Registrar Keith Balmer said at a recent meeting that he was offering practical solutions to ensure eligible voters in Richmond can cast ballots without hindrance in next week’s presidential primary, according to The Washington Post and other news ...

Tearful testimony highlights second day of Huguenot High graduation shooting trial

Loved ones and police officers gave jurors a clearer picture on Tuesday of a fatal shooting that occurred after a 2023 Virginia high school graduation ceremony on day two of the shooter’s trial.

Mitch McConnell stepping down as Senate Republican leader in November

Long before Sen. Mitch McConnell surprised colleagues Wednesday announcing he would step down as the Republican leader this fall, he knew the time had come.

Joseph Lowery is City’s first manager of new Richmond Civilian Review Board

Richmond City Council has announced the appointment of Joseph Lowery as the first manager of the new Richmond Civilian Review Board.

City officials unveil ‘The Shockoe Project’

Mayor Levar M. Stoney, Delegate Delores L. McQuinn, members of the Richmond City Council and representatives from the Shockoe Institute yesterday unveiled “The Shockoe Project,” a 10-acre site in Shockoe Valley that they say is “dedicated to telling the full ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

City to acquire 3 historic Black cemeteries

Richmond City Council voted unanimously to declare East End, Evergreen and Forest View cemeteries a public necessity.

United Daughters of the Confederacy would lose Virginia tax breaks, if Youngkin signs off

Legislation that would end tax benefits for the United Daughters of the Confederacy — the Richmond-based women’s group that helped erect many of the country’s Confederate monuments — is on its way to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin, who hasn’t said ...

Henrico bans firearms, ammunition from its buildings, effective immediately

Henrico County officials have announced a ban on the possession of firearms and ammunition in its government buildings, including libraries and recreation centers, effective immediately.

Proposed new Virginia ‘tech tax’ sparks backlash from business community

Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget ...

2 men convicted of killing Run-D.M.C.’s Jam Master Jay nearly 22 years after rap star’s death

More than 20 years after Run-D.M.C. star Jam Master Jay was brazenly gunned down in his recording studio, two men close to him were convicted Tuesday of murder, marking a long-awaited moment in one of the hip-hop world’s most elusive ...

Bronze pieces from MLK memorial in Denver recovered after being sold for scrap

Three bronze artworks stolen from a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. memorial in City Park in Denver, along with seven bronze pieces taken from a nearby fountain, were recovered after being sold to a scrap metal business, Denver Police said ...