Songs of redemption

For 10 days, hip-hop artist Todd “Speech” Thomas, the front man for Arrested Development, worked inside the Richmond City Justice Center helping inmates to tell their stories via music. They sang, rapped and played out their pain in music, part ...

Virginia Teacher of the Year

Perspiration, inspiration and dedication to excellence have propelled distinguished Richmond teacher Rodney A. Robinson to the high honor of 2019 Virginia Teacher of the Year. The award was announced Tuesday evening by First Lady Pam Northam at a recognition ceremony ...

City continues to grow rainy day fund, but no interest earned

City Council is poised to exceed its policy goal for saving taxpayer dollars. The result makes it likely that council will lock up millions of extra dollars in the city’s rainy day fund that could be used for improving services.

Kamras calls for tax hike to support schools

More money, please. That’s the call from Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras.

City of Richmond to hold e-cycling event Saturday

Need to get rid of old televisions and computers or buckets of paint? Safe, environmentally friendly recycling will be offered to Richmond residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, the city Department of Public Works announced.

City lawyers deny allegations in fired employee’s lawsuit

City Hall is asking a federal court to dismiss a terminated employee’s lawsuit that accuses the city of failing to pay overtime and also of violating the federal Family Medical Leave Act in firing her when she was forced to ...

Henrico offers free flu shots

The Henrico County Health Department will offer free flu vaccinations on a first-come, first-served basis at two upcoming clinics, it has been announced.

City Council committee delays action on Arthur Ashe Boulevard, other items

City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray, 2nd District, hit the pause button on her proposal to rename the Boulevard for Arthur Ashe to honor the late Richmond-born tennis great and renowned humanitarian. Saying she wanted to “provide more time for dialogue,” ...

Richmond Circuit Court clears way for ballot initiative on schools vs. Coliseum

The Richmond Circuit Court this week cleared the way for political strategist Paul Goldman to launch a challenge to a brewing $1.2 billion proposal to replace the 47-year-old Richmond Coliseum.

New Henrico schools diversity chief ready to push change

Monica Manns keeps certain books within arm’s reach of her desk at the Henrico County Public Schools central office.

African-American communities must factor into infrastructure upgrades, clean energy jobs

Disadvantaged communities, including African-American enclaves, must be a central focus for any future legislation to upgrade the nation’s aged and deteriorating infrastructure, according to Gilbert G. Campbell III, co-founder and managing partner of Volt Energy, a minority-owned solar energy development ...

Lost cause

The racist Confederate past has maintained its stranglehold on Richmond’s future.

Goldman to pursue new City Charter change

Should Richmond’s top priority be modernizing obsolete public school buildings or replacing the 47-year-old Richmond Coliseum? Veteran political strategist Paul Goldman wants to give city voters the opportunity to weigh in on that issue.

Pilot program to provide free breakfast before college entrance exam

Some Virginia students taking a standardized college entrance exam later this month will get a free healthy breakfast before they pick up their pencils.

Public sentiment divided on renaming the Boulevard for Arthur Ashe

Call it a preview of the coming fireworks over a proposal to rename the historic West End street now simply known as the Boulevard in honor of Arthur Ashe Jr., the late great Richmond-born tennis star and humanitarian.