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Crusade votes to back city charter change to fix school buildings

In his first budget, Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney essentially sidelined the issue of modernizing the aging and increasingly obsolete school buildings that most city public school students attend.

Maggie Walker statue to be dedicated on her birthday July 15

City officials plan to dedicate the new Maggie L. Walker statue Downtown on July 15, the 153rd birthday of the Richmond businesswoman and great.

VCU Dental Care to hold free cancer screening Saturday

VCU Dental Care will offer free mouth, head and neck cancer screenings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Lyons Dental Building, 520 N. 12th St.

Richmond Technical Center plant sale next week

The Richmond Technical Center is having a four-day spring plant sale to benefit its horticulture program.

Sen. Warner on Trump and Russia: ‘We have to find out the truth’

Special to the Richmond Free Press U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia is in a high-profile position this spring as the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Florida legislature apologizes for decades of racial injustice

It has taken decades, but Florida is now apologizing for two of its darker misdeeds of its past. The Florida House unanimously passed two resolutions Tuesday. The first acknowledged decades of abuse at a Florida reform school and the second ...

Charlottesville City Council votes to sell Lee statue

Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has taken one more step toward leaving the city of Charlottesville. Despite a pending court case, the Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 Monday to sell the city’s statue of the Confederate general which now stands ...

A federal case

The pursuit of justice for two Richmond Public Schools students has resulted in a federal investigation of the school district’s disparity in disciplinary procedures for African-American students and students with disabilities.

STEM in sports: City students experience the link

Yuan Canesius of Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School got to play basketball in the Virginia Commonwealth University Siegel Center last week, but he didn’t use a ball and there was no hoop.

Volunteers to help fix up homes for elderly during Affordable Housing Awareness Week

April is here and that means hundreds of Richmond area volunteers soon will pour into neighborhoods to make home improvements for elderly and low-income residents who cannot afford them.

Plan for former Highland Park Catholic school building stalls

The plan to replace a vacant Catholic school on North Side with 80 affordable apartments is on hold as the nonprofit developer seeks to overcome opposition from neighborhood St. Elizabeth Catholic Church and nearby residents. The Free Press reported on ...

Former senator gives papers to U.Va.

Former U.S. Sen. John W. Warner has donated his public papers to the University of Virginia.

Essex Village flunks HUD inspection

After years of complaints, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is finally reacting to the deteriorating condition of Essex Village, the largest subsidized housing complex in Henrico County.

Bedden staying put; ‘It’s an exciting time for RPS’

When Dr. Dana T. Bedden took over as superintendent of Richmond Public Schools in January 2014, the St. Petersburg, Fla., native faced faltering academic achievement, school buildings in severe disrepair and low staff morale.

Free Press wins VPA awards

The Richmond Free Press continues its award-winning tradition. The newspaper was recognized with six awards at the annual Virginia Press Association competition in writing, photography, news presentation and advertising.