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Va. on record: Racism is a public health crisis

Racism is a public health crisis, the General Assembly has declared.

Names on UR buildings still carry racist stigma

Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher is taking a more nuanced approach to dealing with the racist parts of University of Richmond’s history and the long overlooked Black people who are part of it.

Flying Squirrels honor legacy, history of Richmond 34

The Richmond 34 will not be forgotten, at least not as long as the Richmond Flying Squirrels have anything to say about it.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Harry F. Byrd statue to be moved from Capitol Square

The statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., an icon of white supremacy and Black oppression, is to be moved after 45 years haunting the grounds of the Virginia Capitol.

School Board approves plan for $54M in COVID-19 relief

The Richmond School Board voted 8-1 Monday night to approve a plan for $54 million in federal money to handle a variety of costs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inaction by Senate thwarts Judge O’Berry’s reappointment to bench

At this point, Judge Pamela O’Berry still does not appear to have the support for keeping her seat on the Chesterfield County General District Court for six more years.

Former Chesterfield NAACP head wins libel suit

LaSalle J. McCoy Jr. said he never took a dime from the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP during the 10 years he served as president, and a county General District Court judge has agreed with him.

Virtual panel to address strengthening Black community

Congressmen A. Donald McEachin and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, the two African-Americans in Virginia’s congressional delegation, will participate in a free, virtual Martin Luther King Beloved Community Symposium from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26.

Shelter for homeless to be open this weekend

A safety net shelter for the homeless in Richmond is expected to stay open this weekend when heavy rain is expected, according to 5th District City Councilwoman Stephanie A. Lynch.

Residents of Garden City neighborhood get more clarity on Henrico project’s impact

A Henrico County official told residents of the Garden City neighborhood that the county isn’t planning on buying them out of their homes for the proposed $2.3 billion GreenCity arena and mixed-used development.

City Council votes to move $9M from fund to help cover budget shortfall

Three months ago, City Hall was happily stuffing $12 million into savings accounts while enthusing about how the city’s economy in the 2019-20 fiscal year had proven more robust and resilient than anticipated during the pandemic.

Baseball set giveaway Feb. 27 at Play Ball Richmond 2021

Plastic baseball bat and ball sets will be given away this weekend during Play Ball Richmond 2021, a youth baseball initiative of Major League Baseball in concert with the Metropolitan Junior Baseball League, which promotes baseball and softball for inner-city ...

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Statewide vaccine registry system launches amid continuing questions about equitable distribution

Virginia just made it easier to sign up to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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