Lt. gov. debate draws final fire

Sharp and often heated remarks about abortion, education and guns and health care dominated the lieutenant governor candidates’ final debate Oct. 5 at the University of Richmond.

Richmond Crusade for Voters endorses diverse slate

The Richmond Crusade for Voters this week, as expected, endorsed the statewide Democratic ticket of Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for governor, Justin Fairfax for lieutenant governor and Mark Herring for re-election to attorney general. But the city’s oldest and largest ...

Carol Adams to run as write-in for sheriff

Richmond Police Sgt. Carol D. Adams is jumping into the race to replace outgoing Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. Fresh from receiving a City Council award for community service, Sgt. Adams announced Wednesday she would compete as a write-in candidate for ...

Sen. Kaine visits new vocational school for former felons

When Kenneth Williams got out of prison, he found work in construction and began rebuilding his life. Thirty years later, the veteran 68-year-old contractor strives to help other felons follow in his footsteps by teaching them carpentry, plumbing and other ...

Getting a pass?

Are public schools that are labeled fully accredited actually providing a good education for at least the large majority of their students?

Commission selects 10 for Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument on Brown’s Island

Two leaders of slave rebellions and a Union spy will be among the 10 people who will be featured on the planned Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Monument to go up on Brown’s Island in Downtown.

City denies owing overtime pay to former mayor’s security detail

That is City Hall’s response to a lawsuit that four members of former Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ executive protection detail have filed alleging they were denied overtime pay when they worked more than 40 hours a week. The legal tussle ...

City attorney: City Council has no authority to remove Confederate statues

Does Richmond City Council have the legal authority to remove or relocate the Confederate statues from Monument Avenue?

Fish farming in Fairfield Court?

Could fish farming be a way up for residents of public housing? Eric Samuelson believes it is a winning idea. And he’s hoping to find government officials who are willing to test it. “I get paid by private business to ...

Mother, daughter reunited 50 years after adoption

Bonnie L. Davis grew up in an adoptive family, but always longed to find her biological mother. But the Richmond middle school English teacher, church musician and creative writer, found it nearly impossible, despite spending years seeking records in Louisville, ...

Deadline to register to vote Monday, Oct. 16

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters will go to the polls to elect Virginia’s governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and members of the Virginia House of Delegates.

10 vying for School Board appointment

Candidates seeking appointment to the Richmond School Board’s 7th District seat pointed to a multitude of issues during public interviews Monday night.

Tragedy in Vegas

The mystery and motive behind mass killer Stephen Paddock — gambler, accountant, auditor and real estate investor — continues to baffle federal authorities and law enforcement officials in Las Vegas who were working on Wednesday to discover what drove the ...

Picketer seeks to challenge regulations in Capitol Square

Beatrice Downs is learning that sidewalks are not created equal when it comes to public demonstrations. The 69-year-old nurse found that out when she sought to picket outside the governor’s office in Capitol Square. The Henrico County resident is convinced ...

Richmond graduation rate falls

The percentage of Richmond students graduating in four years is dropping, while the dropout rate is going up, according to a new state report.