Poor conditions at George Mason Elementary fire up School Board

After an unusual, tense public exchange between members Monday night, the Richmond School Board voted to hold a public hearing on Monday, July 31, to discuss the condition of George Mason Elementary School and what to do about it. Although ...

Wells Fargo to give $4M to HOME to expand black home ownership

Five years ago, banking giant Wells Fargo paid more than $200 million to settle documented government allegations that it deliberately charged African-American borrowers higher fees and interest rates on home loans.

City Hall’s most feared man is out

For 11 years, he was considered the most feared man at Richmond City Hall as he led a staff of 14 in ferreting out waste, fraud and abuse of taxpayers’ dollars. But that time is over for City Auditor Umesh ...

Wilder-Morrissey case to be heard by judge July 24

The heavyweight legal fight between former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder and former Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey is set to resume Monday, July 24.

Resolving conflict focus in youth camp this Saturday

The Richmond Department of Juvenile Justice Services and the Capital District of the Virginia Juvenile Justice Association are sponsoring the W.E.B. Football and Life Skills Camp from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at John Marshall High School, ...

Public hearings next week on need for Richmond Human Rights Commission

Does Richmond need a Human Rights Commission?

Maggie Walker’s descendants ready to embrace statue, history

For the descendants of Maggie Lena Walker, the unveiling of a statue in her honor in Downtown has been a long time coming.

City auditor facing criticism of his own

Umesh Dalal has put many of the bureaucrats at Richmond City Hall in the hot seat during his 11 years as city auditor. Now, it’s his turn.

Richmond’s interim schools superintendent plans to ‘move the ball forward’

As interim superintendent of Richmond Public Schools, Thomas E. Kranz said he wants to make students, parents, teachers, administrators and the community feel good about Richmond Public Schools again.


Stephanie Priddy’s return to Thomas Jefferson High School is good only for summer school classes, according to Richmond Public Schools.

RPS libraries awarded grants from Laura Bush Foundation

Nine Richmond Public Schools libraries have been awarded $54,000 from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries to purchase books and magazines.

Death sentence?

Terry A. Riggleman went to prison as a convicted robber. But 11 years into his 20-year sentence, he is working to change an alleged state practice of withholding life-saving medicine from Virginia prison inmates like him who are afflicted with ...

Candidates line up for Nov. 7 election for Richmond offices

She beat incumbent Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. in the June 13 Democratic primary.

Sprint to give RPS students 6,000 tablets with internet service over 5 years

At least 1,000 Richmond high school students will receive free computer tablets this fall that are connected to the internet.

Schools petition drive organizer files suit against Va. Department of Elections

Paul Goldman is taking the state Department of Elections to court. The former chairman of the Democratic Party of Virginia is accusing the state agency of using a state law to undermine efforts to get a school improvement initiative on ...