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School Board approves $301.6M budget request

After weeks of public input and discussion about the needs of the city’s schools, the Richmond School Board approved a $301.6 million operating budget for 2017-18 Tuesday night that would include $172.7 million from the city.

Righting grave wrongs

Two historic, but largely abandoned and bedraggled African-American cemeteries on Richmond’s eastern border with Henrico County are about to get state support.

VUU coaches named CIAA Coaches of the Year

Virginia Union University may need to expand its trophy case following the CIAA Basketball Tip-Off Awards Luncheon on Monday in Charlotte, N.C.

Petitions withdrawn seeking ouster of Petersburg officials

Petersburg Mayor Samuel D. Parham, 3rd Ward, and Councilman W. Howard Myers, 5th Ward, are keeping their city council seats.

Details still fuzzy on true cost of Altria gift to RPS

A subsidiary of Altria Group announced last month that it was donating a 288,000-square-foot building in South Side to Richmond Public Schools.

Downtown snags Owens & Minor expansion with new jobs

Hundreds of new, well-paying jobs are heading to Downtown.

South Side company plans to double workforce

Richmond gained a separate jobs boost Wednesday as TemperPack, an innovative packaging manufacturer, announced plans to invest $2 million to double its workforce in South Side.

Richmond Flying Squirrels hosting 3 job fairs

The Richmond Flying Squirrels will host three job fairs to fill part-time positions at The Diamond baseball stadium during home games, the team announced Wednesday in preparing for the home opener on Thursday, April 6.

Trespassing charge dismissed against education advocate

Just like two other area school districts, Richmond failed in its bid to convict outspoken student advocate Kandise Lucas of trespassing.

Hampton U cancer treatment center may get boost from General Assembly

The Virginia General Assembly is poised to hand Hampton University a major victory in its bid to boost the use of its seven-year-old, $225 million cancer treatment center that uses proton beam radiation therapy to help eradicate the disease in ...

Performance review team to examine city operations

Mayor Levar M. Stoney came into office promising to undertake a comprehensive performance review of City Hall departments with the goal of improving accountability, efficiency and the delivery of services.

GRTC looking for fare inspectors

The Pulse system is still under construction, but GRTC already is taking a step to ensure customers will pay the required fare to ride the rapid transit buses when the system goes into operation next fall.

VUU receives grant for student research

Virginia Union University has been awarded a $380,000 federal grant to beef up research experiences for its students.

Contractor hopes vacant RPS building can teach students new lessons

When Kenneth Williams takes over the former REAL School building at Chamberlayne and Azalea avenues, he won’t be teaching students the typical reading, writing and arithmetic. Instead, the 68-year-old contractor and owner of Williams Builders Plus will use the vacant ...

Shake-up at City Hall leads to 4 dismissals

Six weeks after taking office, Mayor Levar M. Stoney has begun shaking up the administration at City Hall.

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