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Mayor Stoney proposes free bus service on Election Day

Mayor Levar M. Stoney wants to spend $24,310 to provide Richmond residents with free GRTC bus rides on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6.

City Council endorses off-track betting parlor in South Side

Off-track betting on horse races soon could return to Richmond, creating another visitor attraction, dozens of new jobs and a stream of new revenue for the city.

Veteran journalist Bob Woodward talks about truth, Trump

“There is a war on truth,” veteran investigative journalist Bob Woodward said about the current climate in the White House and across the nation.

RRHA finishes heating updates; breaks ground on new development

The heat is finally working in all 411 public housing units where serious problems occurred last winter, according to the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. That includes 78 units in Creighton Court, where new baseboard heat was installed and 333 ...

Public hearing Oct. 9 on changing name of the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard

Tuesday, Oct. 9, is the new date for a public hearing on renaming the Boulevard as Arthur Ashe Boulevard in honor of the Richmond-born tennis great and humanitarian.

Drive to help people affected by Florence

The Richmond Branch NAACP is joining the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Richmond and Vicinity to help people in the Carolinas affected by Hurricane Florence.

Wilder Symposium Oct. 3 at VCU

The 2018 Wilder Symposium will explore urban housing, education and public policy and the challenges and opportunities they present for urban communities.

New coalition to host monthly town hall meetings

A new coalition that includes the Virginia State Conference NAACP and four Richmond area NAACP branches will launch the first of a monthly series of town hall meetings Thursday, Oct. 4.

Talk about Nat Turner’s Bible Oct. 2

Mark Person, whose family donated Nat Turner’s Bible to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, will talk about his family’s ownership of the artifact and its importance to the nation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. ...

Census Bureau hiring workers for 2020 official population count

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers to fill temporary positions during the 2020 Census, the official count of the U.S. population that occurs every 10 years.

Birmingham memorial service remembers 4 little girls

The four girls killed when a bomb placed by Ku Klux Klan members ripped through a Birmingham church in 1963 were remembered in a memorial service last Saturday on the 55th anniversary of the deadly attack.

Recovering: Relief efforts begin to help thousands affected by Hurricane Florence; officials report 37 storm-related deaths, including 2 in Virginia

Remnants of Hurricane Florence swept Richmond into the national spotlight Monday when the storm’s wide-reaching bands of high winds and heavy rains spawned tornadoes and flash flooding.

City Council to hear new Confederate statue resolution

The battle over Richmond’s Confederate statues on Monument Avenue is headed back to City Council. The three-member Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to send a new resolution aimed at giving the city control of the statues ...

VCU master plan highlights major new projects for cityscape

The construction spigot at Virginia Commonwealth University will be flowing for years to come.

RPS seeks public response to new school designs..

Richmond Public Schools wants community feedback on proposed designs for two new elementary schools and a new middle school that are to be built by 2020.