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Virginia NAACP names new executive director — Da’Quan Love

Da’QuanM.LoveisthenewexecutivedirectoroftheVirginia State Conference of the NAACP.

Federal lawsuit filed over tear-gassing of inmates at Richmond Justice Center

In late August, during an outbreak of the coronavirus at the Richmond City Justice Center, deputies under the command of Sheriff Antionette V. Irving tear-gassed inmates who raised concerns about safety practices. Dozens of others in the same area also ...

City Council member wants to send Richmond 300 plan back to drawing board

Too many flaws. That’s City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson’s take on a proposed new master plan, dubbed “Richmond 300,” to guide the city’s future development and enable Virginia’s capital to become the “welcoming inclusive, diverse, innovative place” it seeks to ...

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Electoral board chair planning hearing on city registrar’s removal

James M. Nachman, chairman of the Richmond Electoral Board, is planning to hold a board hearing to consider the removal of veteran Richmond Voter Registrar J. Kirk Showalter.

Residents can have their say on Richmond casino survey

What community benefits do you want a Richmond gambling casino to provide?

Virginia redistricting committee takes shape; public can apply

More than a half dozen legislators have been named to a bipartisan redistricting commission that seeks to fairly draw congressional and state legislative districts.

State’s second medical marijuana dispensary opens in Richmond

Virginia’s second medical cannabis processor has opened in Richmond.

Organizations raise $1M for new racial justice fund

Several organizations in Richmond have partnered to raise $1 million for a fund set to expand wealth and educational op- portunities for the Black community and to address structural racism.

South Side woodland to be turned over to city for possible parkland, trails

South Side is gaining 13 additional acres of parkland as a gift from the land’s current owners, it has been announced.

Free COVID-19 testing

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

City Council receives bids from 22 who want Confederate statues

To donate or not to donate? That is the question Richmond City Council may face when it comes to disposing of most of the city-owned Confederate statues.

Task force recommends bevy of public safety reforms to Mayor Stoney

Handed the mission of re-imagining public safety in Richmond, Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s 38-member Richmond task force has come up with a buffet of ideas.

Pressure mounts on city voter registrar to resign or be fired

J. Kirk Showalter continues to lead the voter registration operation in Richmond, just as she has for 25 years.

State lawmaker calls for tax on marijuana to pay for reparations

If marijuana is legalized in Virginia, Democratic Delegate Lee J. Carter of Manassas wants all of the tax revenue generated to be devoted to paying reparations to Black people and Native Americans in the state for their suffering.

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