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Nation bids farewell to former President George H. W. Bush

Former President George H.W. Bush was celebrated with high praise and loving humor Wednesday at a farewell to the man who was America’s 41st president and the last president to serve on active duty in wartime.

Trump endorses bipartisan federal sentencing reform effort

President Trump’s boisterous and often denigrating political rhetoric during most of the 2018 midterm campaign season and his post-election assault on the federal court in California may have overshadowed his positive take on federal prison sentencing.

In limbo: City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto casts decisive vote in latest poll on Coliseum project despite looming questions over his qualifications to hold 5th District seat

Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto, 5th District, is continuing to play a prominent role on the nine-member governing board despite ongoing concerns about the legality of his seat on council since his move last summer to another council district.

Dr. Corey Walker leaving VUU School of Theology

Virginia Union University will soon start looking for a new dean for the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. In a surprise move, Dr. Corey D.B. Walker announced in a letter to the students and faculty that he is leaving ...

State NAACP president muddies group’s stance against Dominion Energy pipeline project

The Virginia State NAACP is reaffirming its opposition to Dominion Energy’s $6.5 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline because it believes a key element of the pipeline — a natural gas compressor station —poses a pollution risk to a historically African-American community ...

On separate TEDx stages, a local mother and daughter share their perspectives on education and identity

They were already close, but Dr. Hollee Freeman said her bond with her daughter is even stronger after they were invited to speak at separate local TEDx events within weeks of each other.

Help for health care sign-ups on Dec. 8

Celebrate Healthcare is teaming up with First Baptist Church of South Richmond to help people enroll in health insurance plans under the federal Affordable Care Act and the state’s Medicaid expansion program.

‘March for More’ demonstration set for Dec. 8

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, Mayor Levar M. Stoney and Virginia education leaders will hold a “March for More” rally and demonstration this weekend to demand more state money for public education.

Public meetings slated on city parking issues

Parking is one of the key issues that City Hall is seeking to address as it moves ahead in preparing a new master plan for Richmond. A series of meetings began this week to allow residents in seven areas where ...

Special VCU council offers plan for human remains from old medical research

A proper burial in a historic African-American cemetery, recognition on the Virginia Commonwealth University medical campus and continued research.

RPS needs $150M more to fund strategic plan

Richmond Public Schools will need to beef up its budget with an added $150 million over five years to help implement its strategic plan to bolster city schools. Superintendent Jason Kamras presented the Richmond School Board with the cost estimate ...

Advocate aims to change RPS culture through Restorative Practices program

An activist who moves people with the beat of drums will now have his hand on the pulse of Richmond Public Schools as the new manager of School Climate and Culture Strategy.

Coliseum’s success raises new questions about need to replace it

The 13,500-seat Richmond Coliseum has been the busiest arena in Virginia during the past six years, according to a Chicago-based consulting company that was paid $500,000 by the city to review a proposal to replace the facility.

Pressure mounts for councilman to resign

Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto could soon face fresh pressure to resign from his 5th District seat following his admission last week that he and his family now live in a West Franklin Street house located in the 1st ...

Council committee blocks entry of medical transport company into Richmond market

A City Council committee has rebuffed Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s attempt to end the Richmond Ambulance Authority’s 28-year monopoly on emergency and non-emergency medical transports.

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