‘This is the moment for real progressive change’

Well before the inaugural ceremonies kicked off last Saturday, former state Sen. Henry L. Marsh III, a groundbreaking civil rights attorney now retired, was seated in front of the stage with a clear view of the podium on the Capitol ...

6 Virginia tribes set for federal recognition

Six Virginia Indian tribes have secured congressional recognition, ending a nearly two-decade fight for official acknowledgment of their place in U.S. history.

Expect higher natural gas bills

Get ready to pay more to heat your home and cook your food. The price of natural gas is going up for Richmond customers, effective with the February bills. The city Department of Public Utilities now is paying more to ...

Hunt wins re-election as union president

Thelma J. Hunt remains president of the Old Dominion Branch, Local 496, of the National Association of Letter Carriers.

Stamp prices going up Sunday

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 21, the price of postage is going up. The U.S. Postal Service announced its 2018 increases last fall, which were approved in November by the Postal Regulatory Commission.

‘Tomorrow can be better’

“Virginians didn’t send us here to be Democrats or Republicans. They sent us here to solve problems.” So said Ralph Sherer Northam on Saturday after he was sworn in as Virginia’s 73rd governor with his wife, Pam, and children beside ...

City, Henrico to host MLK programs on Monday

Richmond and Henrico County will mark the holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with programs and volunteer service. Mayor Levar M. Stoney will launch the city’s 2018 MLK Day event with a program reflecting on the life and legacy ...

Events slated for Living the Dream commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Richmond’s 40th commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will include a number of mostly free activities that are open to the community.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday schedule

Frank Thornton to chair Henrico Board of Supervisors again

Frank J. Thornton is once again the chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors. The retired assistant French professor at Virginia Union University was elected as the board’s presiding officer Tuesday during the board’s first meeting of the year.

Baliles out at City Hall

Jonathan T. “Jon” Baliles has been dumped as the senior policy adviser to Mayor Levar M. Stoney. While he is still listed in that position on the city’s website, he is gone from City Hall.

Virginians favor keeping Confederate statues

As Richmond continues to consider the future of its Confederate statues, a new poll shows Virginians favor keeping such statues in place.

Virginia General Assembly

The General Assembly opened a new session Wednesday with Republican M. Kirkland “Kirk” Cox of Colonial Heights in the speaker’s chair in the 100-member House of Delegates.

Virginia NAACP steps up lobbying

Jesse Frierson is ensuring that the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP will have a strong, vocal presence at the General Assembly.

What to look for this session

Even with Republicans still in control of both chambers, November’s election results are expected to dramatically reshape the General Assembly’s culture.