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Virginia NAACP files lawsuit against governor

The NAACP Virginia State Conference filed a lawsuit with the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond on Monday against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s Office for violating the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.

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Students to compete in History Day at VMHC

Virginia students in grades 4-12 are preparing to compete at the 50th annual Virginia History Day competition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture April 27-28.

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Fashion, fun and more

Richmond Fashion Week will celebrate the region’s thriving fashion and creative industries starting April 22-28.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 a copy of the lawsuit the Virginia NAACP intends to file detailing the governor’s failure to produce any records responsive to the group’s request for public information sent on August 31, 2023.

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VisArts hosts Richmond Poetry Fest

Richmond Poetry Fest, hosted by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts), will return for its second year April 12-13. The free two-day event will include workshops, vendors, readings and activities for poets and artists of all ages.

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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.

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