City public defenders launch pay parity campaign

Public defenders who represent nearly half of the people facing criminal charges in Richmond’s court system are tired of being underpaid state employees.

Independent, unbiased?

A Chicago-based real estate development, hospitality, hotel and tourism consulting firm with ties to known advocates of the $1.5 billion Richmond Coliseum replacement plan has been tapped to undertake what was to be an independent and unbiased assessment of the ...

Terror on the road

After 27 years in the Navy, Harley Peterson couldn’t help but evaluate a passing car as he would an unfamiliar ship cruising past his own off the coast of Vietnam or in the Atlantic.

Alabama unveils statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks

MONTGOMERY, Ala. A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Alabama’s capital city on Sunday, the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man.

A holiday wedding to remember

While every wedding seeks to be a memorable moment for everyone in attendance, none will have had the experience Donald McWilliams Jr. and Roberta Jennings will share this Saturday.

School Board adopts new rezoning plan without pairing schools

After more than five hours and some heated discussions, the Richmond School Board voted 5-4 on Monday to accept a rezoning plan that would redraw school attendance boundaries in all parts of Richmond, along with other recommendations.

RRHA redevelopment plan rejected by HUD

The city’s housing authority has been blocked, at least temporarily, from moving ahead with its sweeping plan for transforming public housing that has raised public concern about the impact on thousands of people if their government-owned rental units are replaced.

Area environmental groups to hold march, rally on Friday

A coalition of Richmond area environmental groups will take part in a global climate strike on Friday, Dec. 6, with a 1 p.m. march from Monroe Park to the Capitol followed by a 2 p.m. gathering at the Bell Tower ...

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance ceremony to be held Dec. 7

Navy Cmdr. Jean Marie Sul- livan, commanding officer of the USS Whidbey Island, will be the keynote speaker at the Commonwealth’s Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere ...

Dr. Robert Winn takes helm at VCU's Massey Cancer Center

Dr. Robert Winn, an expert in lung cancer and community- based health care, is the new director of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Dyer named new state fire marshal

Garrett Dyer is the new fire marshal for the state of Virginia. Gov. Ralph S. Northam announced the appointment of Mr. Dyer on Nov. 14.

Agelasto wraps up City Council service with a look back

City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, 43, wrapped up his final week and walked away before Thanksgiving from City Hall and his post as the 5th District City Council representative.

Joy from pain

Turning tragedy into something positive for the community — that’s what two Richmond area women are striving to do even as they grieve losses from gun violence.

Bill Cosby speaks from prison

Bill Cosby broke his silence, granting his first exclusive interview since beginning his sentence at SCI-Phoenix, a maximum-security Pennsylvania penitentiary near Philadelphia.

New drug approved to manage sickle cell disease

U.S. regulators have approved a new medicine that can help reduce extremely painful sickle cell disease flare-ups.