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City Council approves Larus Park water deal

Richmond City Council this week lifted an 18-year-old ban on development in a 106-acre city park in South Side to enable the city Department of Public Utilities to sell more water to Chesterfield County.

Creighton Court heating work to take longer than expected

Spring will have arrived before heat is fully restored to apartments in the Creighton Court public housing community, according Orlando Artze, interim chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Mr. Artze confirmed Tuesday that the work to ...

Kings Dominion changes name of roller coaster

Kings Dominion amusement park is changing the name of a roller coaster named after the war whoop of a Confederate soldier.

Florida votes to replace Confederate statue in Congress with one of Mary McLeod Bethune

Florida could soon help diversify the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall by replacing a Confederate general’s likeness with the hall’s first statue honoring an African-American woman.

Renewed Poor People’s Campaign starts first of several national actions

The renewed version of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to lift poor people held its first national mobilization, with actions and events Monday in 32 states and the nation’s capital.

Ready to work

The new Richmond Public Schools chief wasted no time getting to work. Just four days after being sworn in, Superintendent Jason Kamras on Monday night rolled out his plan to get RPS moving.

Private contractors costing city big $ for snow removal

When snow falls in Richmond, City Hall is forced to pay big bucks to private contractors to clear the streets. The reason: Up to half of the aging fleet of city dump trucks that double as snowplows are usually parked, ...

New report: Reforms to help drivers with suspended licenses not working

When Shaniqua Wyatt Jackson needs to go somewhere, she has to catch a ride with a friend or catch a bus. She knows how to drive, but the 37-year-old would court arrest because her driver’s license is suspended. It has ...

CHIP program extended for 6 years

The Children’s Health Insurance Program, which benefits nearly 70,000 Virginia children and about 9 million youths across the country, has gained six years of new life and funding.

Minor re-elected chairman of Richmond Democratic Committee

James E. “J.J.” Minor III will continue to lead the Richmond Democratic Committee.

6 Virginia tribes win federal recognition

Six Indian tribes in Virginia have secured federal recognition after nearly 20 years. The recognition became official Monday when President Trump signed legislation that recently passed Congress.

Stolen private account information discovered by UR security

During a security sweep, the University of Richmond’s information security staff discovered a website containing a list of stolen account credentials — a list with approximately 1.4 billion pieces of private account information such as email addresses and passwords.

Homeward, volunteers take census of city’s homeless

As part of a statewide assessment, a nonprofit group is taking its annual census of Richmond’s homeless, aided by a coalition of outreach programs.

Mars has star power winning 6 Grammys

R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the nation.

VUU president accused of fraud

Dr. Hakim J. Lucas was supposed to be the ideal fit when Virginia Union University’s board named the 40-year-old as the historic institution’s 13th president in August.