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New Police Chief Gerald Smith greeted with eventful first day

For Gerald M. Smith, the first day as Richmond’s new police chief was anything but routine.

Gone!

Goodbye, “Stonewall” Jackson.

Legal efforts continue against use of tear gas on peaceful protesters

From marches to nighttime clashes and courtroom battles, the demand for racial justice and an end to police violence continues in Richmond — now the epicenter of Virginia protests and police actions to control the situation more than a month ...

Free COVID-19 testing

The Richmond City Health District is offering free community testing for COVID-19.

July 4th fireworks in Richmond, Chesterfield

The nation will turn 244 years old on Saturday, July 4, but many of the traditional holiday events and fireworks spectaculars have been eliminated because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Fourth of July closing schedule

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday on Saturday, July 4, please note the following:

VSU outlines cuts to absorb $26M deficit

Financially troubled Virginia State University appears to be on track to fill a $26 million hole in the 2020-21 budget, although at least half of the solution appears to be temporary patches that will last only one year.

Free parking to end

Free parking at street meters in Downtown and elsewhere is about to end.

Richmond Justice Center begins COVID-19 testing

More than three months after the coronavirus pandemic began, the Richmond City Justice Center is conducting its first mass testing of inmates, deputies and staff for COVID-19.

Henrico prosecutor lodges hate crimes against KKK member; sets up complaint email for police abuse

Hate crime charges have been filed in Henrico County against a self-proclaimed Ku Klux Klan leader who allegedly drove his truck through a crowd of demonstrators at a Black Lives Matter march early last month.

Gun rights advocates holding rally and march Saturday in Downtown

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Richmond this Saturday for a protest at the State Capitol against perceived injustice— new gun control laws that went into effect Wednesday, July 1.

School Board continues to wrestle with reopening plans, issues

As the Richmond School Board works to come up with a plan for reopening city schools in the fall, one of the big concerns is educational equity and what that means for a school system where nearly 20 percent of ...

Virginia Ready launches new job training program with community colleges, bonuses

Get trained for a high-paying job, network with companies that are seeking to fill thousands of vacant positions and earn a $1,000 bonus. That’s the promise of a new Virginia Ready, that launched Monday.

Minister Farrakhan to speak July Fourth

Minister Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, will address the range of current issues facing the United States in a talk scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, July 4.

Advocates demand extension of eviction moratorium

Catalina is concerned for her community’s future.