Councilwoman seeks to expand bulk trash pickup service

Richmond City Councilwoman Kim B. Gray wants the city to include mattresses and upholstered furniture among the items routinely picked up without charge as part of the new biweekly bulk-and-brush collection program.

Police officers, city settle overtime lawsuit

City Hall has agreed to pay a bit more than $27,000 to four police officers who claimed they were denied overtime pay while assigned to former Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ security detail.

Richmond Ambulance Authority again receives accreditation

The Richmond Ambulance Authority continues to rank as one of the top emergency service agencies in the nation. The national Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services made that finding in renewing the Richmond authority’s accreditation for another three years.

New superintendent works to engage, build trust with school community

Superintendent Jason Kamras finished his first full week as the new head of Richmond Public Schools fielding a round of tough questions from about 50 teachers, staff and administrators at Broad Rock Elementary School.

Dialysis transfer up in the air for Ora Lomax

Ora M. Lomax expects to be transferred to another dialysis clinic, but it won’t be DaVita Dialysis Henrico in the Brookhill Azalea Shopping Center as she first expected.

Petersburg votes to rename Confederate schools

The Confederate names on three Petersburg public schools are coming down. The Petersburg School Board voted unanimously on Feb. 7 to rename the schools following a series of public meetings, a public hearing and survey of Petersburg teachers, students, families, ...

Salsa classes may offer wider lessons

Is salsa coming to Richmond Public Schools? Attorney Brent A. Jackson is pushing to make it happen.

Virginia closer to legalizing marijuana for all medical uses

Virginia inched closer to greatly expanding medical marijuana use last week after legislation passed the state Senate with unanimous support — three days after its companion bill was approved by the House of Delegates. SB 726, which passed the Senate ...

Crusade forum on meals tax slated for Feb. 20

“We are still going to hold our forum.”

Presidents’ Day schedule

In observance of the Presidents’ Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, please note the following: Government

Feeding schools’ budget

On July 1, people dining out in Richmond will pay an extra 1.5 percent in tax on their prepared meals. The projected extra $9 million in annual tax revenue will be used to repay $150 million the city plans to ...

Richmond native’s business has all eyes on Oprah

Oprah Winfrey has taken her look to the next level, thanks to Yolanda James, a Richmond native and eyewear boutique owner in downtown Washington.

Richmonder takes tech talent for transportation across country

Transportation planning used to involve a lot of educated guesswork on how, when and where people drive in cities and the countryside.

From home, Virginians can keep an eye on legislators

It may not offer the drama of “House of Cards,” but an initiative at the Virginia Capitol is lifting the curtain on the workings of the General Assembly.

Crusade for Voters to hold forum Feb. 20 on proposed meals tax hike

The Richmond Crusade for Voters on Wednesday urged Richmond City Council to delay for two weeks a vote on raising the meals tax to allow the organization hold a community forum on the proposal.