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Michelle Obama’s memoir already a best-seller

On its first day on sale, Michelle Obama’s new memoir already is a best-seller. The former first lady’s book, “Becoming,” was released Tuesday by Crown Publishing Group and already was a top seller at Amazon.com.

Thanksgiving food, fellowship at area events

Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and fellowship. But it also can be a stressful and lonely time for others.

‘I’m done’: Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham announces his last day on the force will be Dec. 31

“I’m done. I don’t have another position waiting.” So said Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham after publicly announcing Tuesday he will retire effective Sunday, Dec. 31.

Teen’s idea for Kindness Week comes to fruition in Richmond

This is a special week for Binford Middle School student Jalia Hardy. The 13-year-old won the statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest during the spring sponsored by the Virginia Municipal League that challenged seventh-graders to describe what they would ...

Jones gets pushback on renaming South Side center

Ninth District City Councilman Michael J. Jones has put on hold his proposal to rename the Southside Community Center for Richmond area entertainer Lonnie Battle, a.k.a. DJ Lonnie B.

City Council members not embracing new location for Social Services building

A marketing campaign to sell the public on the $1.4 billion plan to reshape Downtown and develop a new Coliseum is in full swing, even though the legislation to support the plan is still incomplete and has not been sent ...

Officials break ground for new off-track betting parlor in South Side

A vacant, former K-Mart store in South Side is being transformed into a $30 million center for betting on horse racing called Rosie’s.

Chronic absenteeism declining among RPS students

This school year, the majority of Richmond Public Schools students are present and accounted for each school day. Harry Hughes, chief of schools, reported during the Nov. 5 Richmond School Board meeting that the rate of RPS students missing school ...

Director named for new VCU Health Hub in Church Hill

For more than 10 years, Natalie Pennywell led state Health Department outreach efforts to educate people about healthy eating and improved diets as a way to prevent and fight diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Blackwell development to continue with 96 available lots

It has taken 21 years, but the Hope VI redevelopment of Blackwell appears to be moving toward completion.

Greater Gilpin launches

On Tuesday, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring launched Greater Gilpin, a three-year initiative to engage residents of the Gilpin Court public housing community in crafting approaches to reduce gun violence and raise their life opportunities.

City Council votes to sue opioid manufacturers

Richmond City Council Tuesday night declared a legal war on major manufacturers of addictive opioid pain medications that allegedly have made the city’s public safety costs balloon and resulted in the overdose deaths or hospitalization of thousands of city residents ...

Newcomer Abigail Spanberger claims narrow win over GOP incumbent

Democratic newcomer Abigail Spanberger of Henrico defied conventional wisdom and upset U.S. Rep. Dave Brat to win Virginia’s 7th Congressional District seat in her first run for public office.

Sen. Tim Kaine glides to big re-election victory

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine declared that Virginia rejected the “the politics of hatred and division … the politics of peddling lies to get ahead” after handily winning re-election to his second six-year term.

Cheryl Burke wins Richmond School Board seat

Cheryl L. Burke, who was appointed in 2017 as the interim 7th District representative to the Richmond School Board, was elected Tuesday night to fill the seat for the rest of the term through 2020.

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