Danny Avula, who coordinated state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, is running for mayor

Dr. Danny Avula, a longtime public health leader who coordinated vaccination efforts under Gov. Ralph Northam and also served as former commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services, has announced his bid to become mayor of Richmond.

RPS school board member Jonathan Young responds to student allegations

The Richmond School Board plans to revise its standards of conduct policy following an independent attorney’s investigation into School Board Member Jonathan Young’s behavior toward a 15-year-old student, according to a WTVR-CBS 6 news report.

Gov. Youngkin amends Virginia ‘skill games’ legislation, acts on other final bills

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed a rewrite of legislation intended to legalize and tax skill games, adding stiff new restrictions that industry supporters argued would still amount to a de facto ban of the slots-like gambling machines hosted by ...

State NAACP serves governor’s office with intent to sue for violation of FOIA

The Virginia State Conference of the NAACP served Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office with a notice of intent to sue for violation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”), Va. Code §§ 2.2-3700 et seq. The notice was accompanied by ...

Chesterfield superintendent announces retirement

Superintendent Mervin B. Daugherty announced April 9 that he is retiring. June 30 will be his last day on the job. Dr. Daugherty has spent nearly 50 years in education.

Pharrell Williams project to film in Virginia

An untitled Pharrell Williams feature film from Universal Pictures will film throughout Central and Coastal Virginia this spring and summer, according to Virginia’s governor’s office.

Children of Light to announce writing contest winners

In partnership with the Richmond Crusade for Voters and Antoinette V. Irving Foundation, Children of Light will announce the winners of its second annual Game Changer Citywide Writing Competition on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Armstrong High School ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

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

Save Richmond Community Hospital Work Group hosts second rally

About four dozen Richmonders gathered last Sunday at the original Community Hospital Building on Overbrook Road for a First Sunday “Communion” rally in a continuing effort to save the historic building, which is owned by Virginia Union University.

VMHC to offer free citizenship classes

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s “Becoming Citizens” program returns this spring, offering 100% free citizenship preparation classes to help prepare people for taking their citizenship test.

Mayoral candidates' platforms include more equity, mental health services, safe neighborhoods

The list of candidates who hope to become Richmond’s next mayor continues to grow.

Schools prepare for partial solar eclipse in Richmond

It all happens Monday, April 8 when a total solar eclipse will span across the U.S., Mexico and Canada as the Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun, blocking sunlight.

Collapse of NBA, NHL arena deal prompts recriminations, allegations of impropriety in Va.

The majority owner of the Washington Wizards and Capitals, Ted Leonsis, told a crowd in December that he had “goosebumps” at the thought of moving his NBA and NHL teams from Washington to Virginia, “if all goes as planned.”

Group hosts free pre-law conference for high school students

Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization will sponsor the iLead Law & Leadership Conference, a free pre-law workshop for high school students on Wednesday, April 10 from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Moot Court Room at the University of ...

VSU hosts high school robotics championships

Virginia State University’s College of Engineering and Technology will host the 2024 FIRST Chesapeake District Robotics Competition Championship April 4-6.