Fairfax battles sexual assault allegation

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax, a 39-year-old rising star in the state Democratic Party, is battling to save his political career after being hit with a shocking allegation of sexual assault that dates back 15 years.

Statement of Dr. Vanessa Tyson

On the night of Friday, February 1, 2019, I read multiple news accounts indicating that Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax would likely be elevated to Governor as an immediate result of a scandal involving Governor Ralph Northam.

Reactions to Lt. Gov. Fairfax

“The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus takes all allegations of sexual assault or misconduct with the utmost seriousness. Given the recent allegations regarding Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax, the VLBC will continue to assess this developing situation as more details become available.”

Mayor Stoney highlights new eviction prevention program

Good things are happening in Richmond, Mayor Levar M. Stoney said as he used his State of the City speech last week to tout the city’s progress during his first two years.

Kamras delivers first State of the Schools address

Richmond Schools Superintendent Jason Kamras delivered his first State of the Schools address Tuesday night to a packed house of more than 300 people at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.

What next?

In the suddenly topsy-turvy world of Virginia politics, one fact is certain: Ralph S. Northam is still Virginia’s governor. He also has no immediate plans to resign, despite the uproar and the torrent of calls for him to quit the ...


"The very bright light that is shining on Virginia right now is sparking a painful but, I think we all hope, important conversation. The stakes are high, and our spirits are low.

EVMS dean, who shut down yearbook in 2013, launches investigation into racist photos

As Gov. Ralph S. Northam weighed his political future after a racist photo on his 1984 medical school yearbook page surfaced last week, Eastern Virginia Medical School officials held a press conference Tuesday in Norfolk to address the school’s investigation ...

‘It’s a real tragedy’

Dr. William Ferguson Reid Sr. may have stepped down from the ranks of Virginia’s political leaders, but the retired surgeon and pioneer in modern Virginia politics has his attention glued to the controversies surrounding the state’s governor, lieutenant governor and ...

What’s the path forward?

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, is hosting a discussion on race and reconciliation at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Allix B. James Chapel in Coburn Hall on Virginia Union University’s campus, 1500 N. ...

Possible funding increase for city schools?

Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s administration is hinting that it might propose a $5 million increase in support for Richmond Public Schools’ operations in the new 2020 budget it will present next month to Richmond City Council.

Richmond School Board starts rezoning process

After months of debate, Richmond Public Schools is revisiting rezoning. But this time, there is a plan and a timeline in place.

Public hearing, vote Feb. 11 on renaming Boulevard for Arthur Ashe

Will the third time be the charm? For the third time since 1993, Richmond City Council is poised to again debate renaming the Boulevard for the late Richmond-born tennis star and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr. at its next meeting on ...

Richmond Police exploring options to build new stable

The Richmond Police Department is “going to explore other options” to try to get a new horse stable for the Mounted Unit, department spokesman Gene Lepley stated.

RRHA still dealing with heating problems; assistance available

At least seven public housing units completely lost heat last week as a result of boiler problems, the Richmond Redevelopment and Authority reported Monday.