Federal report condemns state failure to intervene in special education compliance

For more than four years, former schoolteacher Kandise Lucas has repeatedly condemned the Virginia Department of Education for its alleged failure to intervene against schools in the Richmond area and across the state that are denying special needs children a ...

Child care a major issue as RPS officials grapple with reopening plan

A 3-foot change could help working parents — most notably single mothers — keep their jobs or avoid the cost of expensive day care.

Ashe sculptor consultant for moves

In his four decades of studying history around the world and interpreting it through professional sculpture work, Richmonder Paul DiPasquale has faced many a challenge. Today, he is in the midst of helping the city turn a major page in ...

Pandemic ‘is still very real’

The spread of COVID-19 has slowed in Richmond – but the city isn’t in the clear just yet.

Free COVID-19 testing

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing 9 to 11 a.m. at the following locations:

Utility giants abandon natural gas pipeline plans

The rural tranquility of Union Hill — a community that newly freed slaves built in Buckingham County after the Civil War — is no longer facing disturbance from a giant, noisy natural gas compressor.

School officials, mayor tour progress of new River City Middle School

As the city’s second Confederate monument was being taken down last week, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, schools Superintendent Jason Kamras, School Board Chair Linda Owen and Vice Chair Cheryl Burke toured one of three educational monuments under construction that are ...

Wilder claims racism in state library lag in processing his gubernatorial papers

Former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is accusing the state library of racism for its slow pace in processing and publicly presenting records from his tenure as the nation’s first elected African-American governor.

Maggie L. Walker 156th birthday events starting July 11

The National Park Service is hosting a range of activities to celebrate the 156th birthday of Maggie L. Walker, the first African-American woman in the nation to charter a bank and become its president.

Arthur Ashe Jr. birthday work day set for Saturday at Woodland Cemetery

The Woodland Cemetery Volunteers are holding a work day this weekend at the historic African-American cemetery in honor of the birthday of the late Arthur Ashe Jr., who is buried there.

New law gives teeth to Richmond’s gun ban

Remember when a group of gun toters invaded City Hall to protest gun controls and jangled nerves at a City Council meeting as they filled the seats?

IRS filing shows Monroe Park Conservancy running deficit

Does a nonprofit group authorized by City Hall to manage Monroe Park need a bailout?

Lab hiring for COVID-19 testing

A private lab based in the Richmond area announced Tuesday that it is adding 400 employees to conduct and process tests for COVID-19.

New Police Chief Gerald Smith greeted with eventful first day

For Gerald M. Smith, the first day as Richmond’s new police chief was anything but routine.

Legal efforts continue against use of tear gas on peaceful protesters

From marches to nighttime clashes and courtroom battles, the demand for racial justice and an end to police violence continues in Richmond — now the epicenter of Virginia protests and police actions to control the situation more than a month ...