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RPS opens with shortage of 54 teachers

Richmond Public Schools started the new school year short 54 full-time teachers, including 23 special education teachers, according to interim Superintendent Thomas E. “Tommy” Kranz.

Richmond Crusade to hold candidates forums

Want to learn more about the Richmond candidates on the November ballot? The Richmond Crusade for Voters is hosting free public forums next week to allow voters to get to know the candidates seeking office in the city, it has ...

Norrell gym open again for recreation

Recreation programs are again taking place in the former A.V. Norrell Elementary School on North Side. The building is used now mostly as office space for Richmond Public School’s security department and drivers’ education program.

It’s a girl for Serena!

Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl, the first child for the former world No. 1 tennis player and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.

Trump scraps program protecting young undocumented immigrants

President Trump on Tuesday scrapped an Obama era program that protects from deportation immigrants brought illegally into the United States as children, delaying implementation until March and giving a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the fate of almost 800,000 ...

Fresh start for first day

Before the first students arrived Tuesday at George Mason Elementary School, Principal Rose Ferguson walked the halls and the playground in Church Hill, and then checked with teachers and support staff to make sure everything was ready. More than 400 ...

NAACP to host gubernatorial forum Sept. 7 at VUU

A coalition of groups, including several NAACP leaders, is hosting a statewide NAACP gubernatorial forum between candidates Ralph S. Northam, a Democrat, and Ed Gillespie, a Republican.

Public comment sought on new location for police stables

Glenwood Burley once again is seeking the public’s help for Richmond Police. This time, the retired police officer wants people to offer their views on a site for a new regional stable for police horses. The new site would replace ...

Mixed messages

A Richmond Free Press newspaper box on Robinson Street in The Fan was defaced again last week with a sticker of the Confederate battle flag. In the latest graffiti, a photo of President Trump was glued over a Richmond Struggle.com ...

Survey open on creating city Human Rights Commission

A four-member city task force is forging ahead on a study on creating a Human Rights Commission for Richmond. The chair, Riqia E. Taylor, announced Tuesday that the task force has set up an online survey through which city residents ...

Applications due Sept.15 for VMFA Museum Leaders in Training Program

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications from students in grades eight through 12 for its Museum Leaders in Training Program.

First Lady kicks off initiative to attract grocers to Va.’s food deserts

A new initiative could help bring new grocery stores to low-income areas of cities and counties that major chains no longer serve and that have been defined as food deserts.

Monument Avenue Commission Sept. 13 meeting postponed

The Monument Avenue Commission’s much-anticipated Sept. 13 public hearing on the Confederate statues in Richmond has been postponed until sometime in October.

Attorney general opinion says Richmond statues may be moved

Richmond apparently could remove four of the five Confederate statues on Monument Avenue without violating a state law protecting them, according to an opinion from Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

Back-to-school events during Labor Day holiday

Thousands of Richmond children will fitted be for new shoes for free on Labor Day before heading to class next Tuesday, Sept. 5.