Giving and receiving

When a Richmond area grocery retailer failed to provide a local nonprofit turkeys advertised for 39 cents per pound, another grocer with deeper roots in the region stepped in to save the day.

Need: Attention to detail

City Hall is a $3 billion yearly operation with a lot of moving parts and thousands of employees.

Moving on. Or not.

The news that a second referendum to build a casino resort in Richmond was defeated a second time in two years probably surprised no one tuned to local news reports over the past week.

Thank you for your service, Mr. Welford Williams

Friday is Veterans Day, which honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.

Labor wins

Sending a message to corporate America, the United Auto Workers has proven that labor unions are no longer on the wane.

One more thing

By the time most of you read this, many will have voted early and voted “YES” for the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino. And we thank you for your vote that will, when completed, economically move Richmond in ways unimaginable ...

Vote ‘YES’ for the Richmond Grand Resort and Casino

For the past several weeks, Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO of Urban One, and representatives of Churchill Downs have spoken with church, civic and media organizations about their quest to build a gambling project on Richmond’s South Side.

Yes or no?

The announcement that former Virginia House Speaker Eileen Filler-Corn will not run for governor in 2025 comes amid continuing rumors that Virginia’s current governor may make a late entry into the 2024 presidential race.

Needed: A better deal

Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration hoped to expand a program that helps city employees to buy homes in the city.


“War is hell,” Union Gen. William T. Sherman once observed during the Civil War.

If it’s fall, it must be 2nd Street

Nothing signals fall more in Richmond than the annual 2nd Street Festival in Richmond’s historic Jackson Ward. This year’s festival is particularly special in that Richmonders and visitors alike will celebrate the event’s 35th year.

Four teachers but no students

Four Richmond Public Schools teachers have been assigned to teach in empty classrooms at the Richmond Technical Center, the school system has confirmed.

There’s something about Richmond

For the past several weeks, film lovers have had their choice of movies to watch while enjoying a day or evening in the city. From the Afrikana Independent Film Festival Sept. 14-17, this week’s 12th Annual Richmond International Film Festival, ...

Justice and accountability needed in Irvo Otieno’s death

Yesterday’s announcement about a settlement being reached in the case of Irvo Otieno, a 28-year-old Black man who died while being restrained at a Virginia psychiatric hospital, elevates discussions about the need for mental health and policing reforms.

Vote early and make your voice heard

As the upcoming Nov. 7 elections in Virginia draw near, it is essential that every eligible citizen exercise his or her right to vote.