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Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Dr. Fauci promotes COVID-19 vaccines on local Zoom call

“We want you all to get vaccinated for your own protection, for that of your family and for your community,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, who leads the nation’s health efforts to combat COVID-19, told a Zoom audience of about 10,000 ...

Area residents react to Jan. 6 events

Americans will mark Jan. 6, 2021, as another day that will live in infamy. On that day, throngs of Trump supporters left a rally where he had spoken and made their way to the U.S. Capitol, pushing past barricades and ...

NAACP call for resignation, accountability from elected Trump-backers

The Loudoun County Branch NAACP is calling for Loudoun Republican Delegate David A. “Dave” LaRock to immediately resign for participating in the Jan. 6 rally and insurrection in Washington.

VLBC outlines legislative priorities for new General Assembly session

Buoyed by two legislative sessions last year that ushered in huge reforms in voting and criminal justice, the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus is vowing to keep pressing for more change.

City voter registrar may be out

Kirk Showalter’s 25-year tenure as Richmond’s voter registrar may be coming to an end.

School Board deadlocked over Kamras’ contract

The Richmond School Board apparently is deadlocked on how long to extend Superintendent Jason Kamras’ contract that ends June 30.

African-American pastors join effort to abolish death penalty

In 1608, Virginia became the first jurisdiction in America to execute someone under the death penalty. In the centuries since, Virginia has gone on to execute around 1,400 people, more than any other state. Now, state faith leaders and justice ...

VCU to host 90th birthday celebration for former Gov. Wilder

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is turning 90.

Charges dismissed against Sen. Morrissey

State Sen. Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey wants a public apology from Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday on Monday, Jan. 18, please note the following:

City Council votes to acquire more land for slave memorial

Despite objections from the landowner, Richmond City Council cleared the way for Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration to buy 1.75 acres of private property in Shockoe Bottom to provide extra space for a proposed Enslaved African Heritage Campus.

5 city schools get new pianos, thanks to RVA East End Festival

There will be more music in the air at five Richmond schools.

Richmond names new poet laureate

Richmond has its first poet laureate.

New City Council has history-making membership

Along with welcoming two new members, City Council installed two veterans and allies of Mayor Levar M. Stoney in its top leadership posts Monday and reshuffled committee chairmanships.