Need for socialization, enrichment leads families to create education pods for children

Adam and T.Q. Evans thought the best way for their two young sons to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic was through an education pod.

Plans to use city schools for day care program break down

Talks between City Hall and Richmond Public Schools over using five school buildings as day care sites have broken down.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Early voting starts Friday, Sept. 18

The presidential election, as well as contests for U.S. Senate, Congress, Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Richmond Crusade for Voters announces endorsements for city races

The Richmond Crusade for Voters will urge voters to back Kim B. Gray for mayor to replace incumbent Mayor Levar M. Stoney, who is running for a second term.

Wilder, Conde to moderate next Richmond mayoral candidates forum

Former Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder, who also served as governor of Virginia, will take a leading role in questioning Richmond’s current mayoral candidates at a forum Virginia Union University will host next week.

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax launches campaign for governor

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax formally kicked off his campaign for governor last Saturday, a year after facing two allegations of sexual assault.

Federal appeals court decision may impact police immunity from lawsuits

When the Virginia Senate sidelined a bill last week that would have stripped police officers in the state of immunity from lawsuits alleging brutality and violations of constitutional rights, the result was to leave families to face arduous and expensive ...

Affordable housing or slavery memorial park may be next funding question for City Council

Beef up funding for affordable housing or shift $1.7 million from a previously undisclosed pool of dollars for a memorial park to the untold thousands of enslaved Africans bought and sold in Shockoe Bottom before the Civil War?

City spurns cold weather shelter for ‘non-congregant’ housing for homeless

For the first time in at least 19 years, City Hall will not be opening a cold weather shelter on Oct. 1 as a warm place for homeless adults when temperatures fall to 40 degrees and below.

City expecting $13.75M surplus from 2019-20 fiscal year

Worries that the pandemic would leave Richmond financially crippled are evaporating.

Moratorium on utility cutoffs extended

The state moratorium on disconnecting electricity and other utilities has been extended through Monday, Oct. 5, it has been announced.

Free flu shots in Chesterfield

The Chesterfield County Health District is offering free flu shots from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the health district office, 9501 Lucy Corr Circle.

Va. student network criticizes colleges reopening for in-person learning

Virginia students have leveled several criticisms against state colleges that chose to reopen their campuses for the fall semester in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

VSU may lose $10M to $12M with decision to go virtual

The decision to keep students off campus for the first semester may cost Virginia State University $10 million to $12 million — just one example of the impact COVID-19 is having on higher education.