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Gun rights demonstration Downtown attracts thousands, fear

Richmond was on high alert Monday, as thousands of people — many with high- powered weapons — flooded Downtown to show their support for gun rights in Virginia as the General Assembly considers gun control measures.

Pamunkey Tribe launches plan for $350M casino resort in South Side

A Virginia Indian tribe that includes Richmond as part of the territory where tribal ancestors lived and hunted before the English invasion is planning to make a splashy return to this modern city in the form of a $350 million ...

RPS $311.2M budget for 2020-21 unveiled

Superintendent Jason Kamras’ proposed $311.2 million general fund operating budget for the new fiscal year that will begin July 1 received mixed reviews at the Richmond School Board meeting on Monday night.

RRHA board takes major step to redevelop Creighton Court

New homes and apartments could begin to rise in Creighton Court within one to two years, if the financing can be arranged, according to the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Monument Avenue group raises $107,000 for Carver Elementary

A new microphone system for the auditorium. Whiteboards and projectors in every classroom. Kidney-shaped desks in each room to allow teachers to work with small groups of children needing extra attention. Those are the kinds of items that soon will ...

Details of new East End Boys and Girls Club expected next week

Plans to turn a former East End shopping center into a new Boys and Girls Club focused on teenagers are gaining steam. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond is expected next week to provide more details of its ...

Richmond schools to be closed Jan. 27

Richmond Public Schools will be closed Monday, Jan. 27, because a large number of teachers will be attending the Virginia Education Association’s “Fund Our Future” rally at the State Capitol advocating for more state funding for public schools.

VCU offers plan for historic Moore Street School

The historic, but largely vacant Moore Street School — one of the first built for black children in Richmond — could have a new role as a university-run day care center. After months of talks and harsh criticism from community ...

Mayor, Navy Hill officials try to sweeten the pot for $1.5B Coliseum plan approval

Can a series of revisions save the massive $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and Downtown redevelopment plan that for months has appeared to be headed for rejection by Richmond City Council?

Gov. Northam issues temporary weapons ban

Fearing a repeat of the deadly violence that engulfed Charlottesville more than two years ago, Gov. Ralph S. Northam declared a temporary state of emergency Wednesday that would ban all weapons, including guns, knives, sticks, bats, chains and projectiles, from ...

Beauty and brains

Wearing a white lab coat adorned with sequins, goggles and a sparkling crown, newly crowned Miss America Camille Schrier demonstrated mad science as she mesmerized an excited and cheering group of Carver Elementary School fourth-graders Wednesday at the Science Museum ...

Bill would set up regional transportation authority and generate $ for public projects, including GRTC transfer station

A proposal that could generate tens of millions of dollars for roads and GRTC transit service in Richmond and eight other localities in the region is working its way through the General Assembly.

Salvation Arms headquarters move to North Side has clear path from City Council

The Salvation Army appears to have won its nine-month battle to move its Central Virginia headquarters and shelter program from Downtown to North Side after the main opponent, 3rd District Councilman Chris A. Hilbert, dropped his opposition.

Planned Parenthood to open clinic in Church Hill

The former home of Edloe’s Pharmacy and Drs. Frank S. and Harry W. Royal’s medical practices in Church Hill is being transformed into a full-service women’s clinic for the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.

ERA passes hurdles toward final approval

Virginia moved to the brink of becoming the crucial 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment on Wednesday in what was seen as a momentous victory by women’s rights advocates, although it is far from certain the measure will ...

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