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Mayor hires new fire chief; fires interim chief

Melvin D. “Hank” Carter has reached the summit of the city’s Fire Department. The 53-year-old Richmond native has been named the 21st chief of the Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Sasha Obama turns 16

Guess who’s 16 and looking all grown up?

Primed for November

Virginia’s next governor will either be Democrat Ralph S. Northam or Republican Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie. The choice of the competitors was made by 900,000 voters who trooped to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the primary elections for ...

School Board taps RPS COO as interim superintendent

After hashing out the details of outgoing Superintendent Dana T. Bedden’s early departure, the Richmond School Board selected Thomas E. Kranz, the school district’s chief operating officer, to serve as interim superintendent.

Effects of Israeli-Arab 1967 Six-Day War still felt 50 years later

Ron Kronish was an American college student when Israel defeated the Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian armies during the 1967 Six-Day War.

What really happened?

Travis A. Ball initially was portrayed as a depraved killer who fatally shot Virginia State Police Special Agent Michael T. Walter in the head without provocation.

Battery Park art project on tennis great Arthur Ashe to educate, elevate

Sir James Thornhill has spent the past 11 years enlivening buildings, mostly in Jackson Ward, with murals depicting often forgotten African-American heroes.

Children ages 10, 11 charged in RPS employee shooting at Norrell Annex

Richmond Police reported Wednesday the arrest of three children who allegedly were involved in the May 1 shooting of a Richmond Public Schools employee during a break-in at the now-closed Norrell Annex, 201 W. Graham Road in North Side.

HUD officials: Essex Village improvements underway

The overhaul of Henrico County’s troubled Essex Village apartment complex appears to be underway. Under threat of losing $4.2 million in yearly federal housing subsidies and facing pressure from Henrico County and 4th District Congressman A. Donald McEachin, PK Management, ...

Like stances on issues among Dems seeking No. 2 post

Justin E. Fairfax hopes to become the first African-American to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor since L. Douglas Wilder in 1985.

Personal fight overshadows GOP Lt. Gov. campaign

Although three Republicans are running in the June 13 GOP primary for lieutenant governor, all of the drama has come from two of the candidates locked in an intensely personal fight.

Several Democrats seeking party nod in area House of Delegates races

Can Richmond Delegate Delores L. McQuinn fend off her first Democratic primary challenger since she won the 70th House District seat eight years ago?

Primary contests for city sheriff and treasurer

Races for Richmond sheriff and city treasurer essentially will be decided next Tuesday, June 13. With no Republican competition, the winners of the Democratic primaries for the two offices are virtually guaranteed to win in November in this majority Democratic ...

School advocates to seek signatures outside polls

Next week’s primary will be a big day for advocates seeking to put the issue of Richmond’s deteriorating schools on the November ballot.