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State NAACP president dismissed, listening tour stopped in shake-up

The president of the Virginia State Conference NAACP was abruptly dismissed and the civil rights group’s statewide “Listening Tour” has been halted in changes announced last weekend by the state administrator.

City finishes fiscal year with surplus

If Richmond City Council approves, retired city employees such as Elmer Seay and Daisy Weaver might receive a 1 percent increase in their city pensions — the first cost-of-living increase since 2008.

Hanover County NAACP files federal lawsuit over schools’ Confederate names

In a novel approach, the Hanover County Branch NAACP is alleging that the county and its School Board are violating the constitutional rights of African-American residents by having schools named for military and political leaders of the slavery-defending Confederate States.

8 candidates vying for Agelasto’s City Council seat

And the race is on. Eight people successfully qualified to compete for the 5th District seat on Richmond City Council from which Councilman Parker C. Agelasto plans to resign on Nov. 30.

2 area apartment complexes being revitalized

Two major apartment complexes, one in Richmond and one in Henrico County that largely house lower-income families, are being revitalized.

School Board votes to demolish school building

A historic Richmond elementary school building that dates to the 1880s and was the first built to serve African-American children in Church Hill appears to be headed for demolition.

Goldman has until Aug. 30 to show signatures on Coliseum referendum were wrongly rejected

Paul Goldman is refusing to give up on his effort to allow Richmond voters to weigh in on the huge and costly plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum.

City Council shoots down advisory referendum on $1.5B Coliseum project

One week after the Richmond City Council voted to kill a proposed advisory referendum asking Richmond voters whether they support using tax dollars to pay for a new Richmond Coliseum, the referendum’s chief proponent is still tense over the decision.

Carver Elementary gets new laundry center

Homelessness has been a continuous problem in Richmond, and it also impacts city school students.

Cityscape:Slices of life and scenes in Richmond

Dominic Baah is one of thousands of Virginia Commonwealth University students who spent Saturday moving into campus dorm rooms.

City Council spars over voter advisory referendum on $1.5B Coliseum plan

Richmond residents were lining up Wednesday to speak their minds on Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s $1.5 billion Coliseum replacement and development plan for Downtown at the second of two special City Council meetings in two days.

Commentary: Virginia voters can be certain their votes count

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee concluded in late July that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in the 2016 presidential election. While the report concluded that no votes were changed in voting machines at the time, ...

University health services bracing for ripple effect from mass shootings

The back-to-school shopping spree in El Paso, Texas, was hundreds of miles from the Richmond area. So were the calm summer bar scene in Dayton, Ohio and the fun-filled garlic fair in Northern California. Yet, the impact of the dramatic ...

Colette McEachin wins Dem nomination for city commonwealth's attorney

Colette W. McEachin secured the Democratic nomination for Richmond commonwealth’s attorney in last week’s firehouse primary, defeating Alexander L. “Alex” Taylor Jr. by winning more than 83 percent of the votes cast, according to the Richmond City Democratic Committee. In ...

Judge dismisses Richardson's suit to unseat Councilman Agelasto

A legal effort to immediately remove Richmond City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office was dismissed last week by a Richmond Circuit Court judge.

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