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Developer interest in Coliseum and Downtown persists despite claims

Developer interest in the vacant Richmond Coliseum and Downtown real estate near it appears to be alive and well.

Blood Feud

The Pamunkey Indian Tribe’s fight in the General Assembly for the right to build gambling casinos in Richmond and Norfolk is shining a renewed spotlight on the tribe’s use of racial bigotry to ensure its survival.

Katherine G. Johnson, trailblazing NASA mathematician immortalized in the film 'Hidden Figures,' dies at 101

Katherine G. Johnson, the mathematical genius whose calculations took her from a behind-the-scenes job in a segregated NASA as portrayed in the film “Hidden Figures” to a key role in sending humans to the moon, died on Monday, Feb. 24, ...

Polls open on Super Tuesday March 3 for Democratic presidential primary contest

Voters in Virginia are getting their chance to help select the Democratic contender to face President Trump in the fall election.

School Board sends $436M budget to Mayor Stoney

Richmond Public Schools is calling on City Hall and taxpayers to boost spending on public education by $21 million during the next school year in a bid to advance its strategic plan for educational improvement.

Gray candidacy announcement set for Sunday; another mayoral challenger expected

Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray plans to formally announce her challenge to Mayor Levar M. Stoney this weekend.

St. Luke Building ready for tenants

The historic 117-year-old office building in which Richmond business great Maggie L. Walker launched a bank and led a crusade for African-American economic independence has been renovated into an apartment building that is ready to welcome its first tenants.

Judge dismisses $30M lawsuit stemming from traffic stop

A judge has thrown out a Richmond woman’s $30 million lawsuit claiming civil rights violations by a Richmond Police officer and the city government after she was handcuffed during a traffic stop.

Panels to explore UR's history with race

The University of Richmond is set to grapple with its history with race next week with two panels that will coincide with the institution’s 180th Founders Day on Wednesday, March 4.

Local architects receive top industry recognition

Two African-American architects are among five Virginians who have been named to receive the top honor of the American Institute of Architects — induction into the AIA’s College of Fellows, the equivalent of its hall of fame.

Councilwoman to challenge Stoney for mayor, sources say

For months, City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, has been the only person mentioned as a possible opponent to Mayor Levar M. Stoney in his November re-election bid.

Life as they know it: Homeless residents of Cathy's Camp tent city talk about drawbacks of leaving

Money and comfort are among the reasons that the homeless encampment across from the Richmond Justice Center is still standing and the city’s goal of dismantling it is still unrealized.

Bloomberg met with support, opposition in Richmond

Roughly two weeks before Super Tuesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in Richmond looking for support from voters and from many of the lawmakers whose campaigns he helped fund.

Obama Elementary School: New name, new spirit

It was an Obama love fest last Friday as students, teachers, officials and special guests dedicated Barack Obama Elementary School, the North Side school built in 1922 and previously named for a Confederate general that was renamed in September 2018 ...

School Board approves new names for 3 schools

Henry L. Marsh III Elementary School. Cardinal Elementary School. River City Middle School. Those are the new names for George Mason Elementary in Church Hill, E.S.H. Greene Elementary in South Side and the new middle school on Hull Street Road, ...

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