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Residency requirement could be scrapped for all but key city employees

Two members of Richmond City Council are seeking to largely scrap a 25-year-old policy of requiring city executives, managers and council appointees and staff to live in the city — ensuring they would be closer to the people they serve ...

City Council calls for Washington team to pay its way or end relationship

Will Washington’s pro football team continue to run a summer training camp in Richmond after 2020? That question is expected to be decided after Mayor Levar M. Stoney and team representatives hold talks, likely in May, on a potential extension ...

Heating repairs still needed on 104 public housing units

Heat has been restored to more than 300 public housing units, but work still needs to be completed in more than 100 other units.

‘Black Panther’ continues to smash box office records

The box office hit “Black Panther” is now the top grossing superhero film of all time in the United States. The wildly popular Disney and Marvel release achieved the milestone on Saturday after surpassing fellow Marvel title “The Avengers.”

‘Our ballots will stop bullets’

Chanting “Enough is enough” and “Never again,” more than 5,000 students and other demonstrators marched through Richmond last Saturday as part of a nationwide protest against mass school shootings and gun violence.

School Board approves Kamras’ smaller, better-paid cabinet

A divided Richmond School Board voted 5-4 on Monday night to approve the hiring of four members of Superintendent Jason Kamras’ new cabinet, overruling members who objected to the enlarged salaries they are to be paid.

China’s new policy threatening recycling in U.S.

At least half the cans, bottles, plastics and paper collected for recycling used to end up in one place — China. Now China has decided to stop accepting most of the recycled materials that it once purchased. And that decision ...

March for Our Lives rally Saturday

Richmond will host its own student-led protest against gun violence in schools and communities on Saturday, March 24, to lend support to a national rally being held in Washington that day.

Annual VCU Wellness Block Party March 24 at MLK Middle School

The annual VCU Wellness Block Party offering health screenings, blood pressure checks and other services to the public will be held Saturday, March 24, it has been announced.

City Democratic Committee election overturned

The Richmond City Democratic Committee has been temporarily shut down and its current officers, including its politically connected chairman, James E. “J.J.” Minor III, removed after an arm of the state Democratic Party nullified the recent election, the Free Press ...

Wilder sues VCU president, dean of school named for him

He may be 86, but former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is showing Virginia Commonwealth University he is not to be trifled with.

‘Immortal’ Henrietta Lacks to be honored with cancer center

The year was 1951. The place: Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where Henrietta Lacks, a native of Halifax County, Va., sought treatment for cervical cancer.

Play it forward

As the Richmond Flying Squirrels prepare for the spring season and the opening home game on April 13 at The Diamond, the baseball team continues stepping up to the plate in the Richmond community — on and off the field. ...

Henry L. Marsh III to introduce his memoir

He had his sights set on making his living as a truck driver. Then Henry L. Marsh III went with a group of high school buddies to hear a school desegregation case in Richmond, and that experience changed his life.

Joe Morrissey fights to save his law license on March 26

Once again, Joseph D. “Joe” Morrissey is in a fight to save his law license. A three-judge panel is gearing up to decide his future to practice law.