Henrico, Chesterfield able to reopen under Phase Two of COVID-19 plan

Restaurants in Henrico and Chesterfield will be able to open Friday for limited indoor dining, along with gyms, museums, zoos, botanical gardens and sports facilities as most of the state enters Phase Two of Gov. Ralph S. Northam’s reopening guidelines ...

City erupts

The statues of Confederate traitors are headed for removal from Monument Avenue — ending their long reign as white supremacist icons of Richmond that extends back to 1890.

Thousands of protesters hit the streets

A white Minneapolis police officer’s killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by kneeling on his neck for nearly 9 minutes was the final straw.

Business owners sweep up after vandalism

One of Richmond’s oldest family jewelry stores is recovering from late-night looting and vandalism last weekend by rogue elements attached to local protests of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free testing for COVID-19 continues by the Richmond and Henrico health districts.

Black Lives Matter not welcome on billboards?

Is Lamar Advertising, which owns a major share of the nation’s highway billboards, preventing clients from posting signs using the phrase “Black Lives Matter”?

School Board approves new math, language arts curricula

After more than a month of seesaw debating, the Richmond School Board approved new curricula Monday night in two separate votes.

June 16 deadline approaching for absentee ballot applications

Early voting in the upcoming Tuesday, June 23, primary is underway. Rule changes are making it fairly easy to vote absentee ahead of Election Day in the contests to choose Democratic and Republican nominees to run for seats in the ...

Driving? Only hands-free cell phone use allowed in city

Holding a cell phone while driving in Richmond could cost you $125, beginning next week.

Bookkeeping problems plague city operations, budgets

Sloppy bookkeeping at City Hall led to $3 million in revenue being squirreled away in unused accounts — and unavail- able to pay for schools, tree pruning and a host of other city operations.

Episcopal bishop ‘outraged’ by Trump church photo op

The bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington sharply criticized President Trump on Monday for staging a visit to the historic St. John’s Church across from the White House, where he held up a Bible after authorities had cleared the ...

City to open Friday at a ‘slow and steady pace’

Even with the coronavirus still causing sickness and death, Richmond is finally set to reopen, though gingerly and in a limited fashion, under what the state terms Phase One. It will be far from business as usual.

COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues across the Richmond area, with new testing events scheduled by the Richmond and Henrico County health districts.

No mask, no social distancing earns Gov. Northam criticism

Gov. Ralph S. Northam apologized Tuesday for not following his administration’s own COVID-19 safety guidelines during his Memorial Day weekend visit to Virginia Beach where he posed for photos with people along the oceanfront without a face mask or social ...