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Black Business Alliance calls for inclusion in city-supported projects

A. Hugo “Al” Bowers Sr. is leading a fresh charge to ensure that black-owned businesses gain a significant share of work on construction projects that the city pays for or infuses with taxpayer support.

School funding questions remain as City Charter change takes effect July 1

“I believe we have six months from July 1 to respond to the charge embedded in the charter change. Rest assured, we will do so. When we have something definitive to say, we will say it.” That was the official ...

Federal court orders redrawing of state House districts by Oct. 30

African-American voters were illegally packed into 12 House of Delegate districts in Richmond and Hampton Roads, a panel of federal judges ruled Tuesday.

Holiday closing schedule

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday closing schedule

Area police encrypt scanner broadcasts

Richmond area residents — including news reporters working on stories — no longer will be able to monitor police scanners after this week.

City Council members file legislation to halt bike lanes in North Side

Two City Council members want to kill City Hall plans to turn one travel lane on both sides of Brook Road over to bicycles between Azalea Avenue and Charity Street.

Work to begin in Jackson Ward on Fay Towers replacement

Heavy machinery will soon start moving into a block of Jackson Ward where 154 apartments are to rise over the next year or so, according to Orlando C. Artze, interim director of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

City plans public awareness campaign about trash fee exemption

Christine Page rents a house in the 1700 block of North 19th Street, and her monthly utility bill has always included $23.79 for trash and recycling collection. She was surprised to learn that she could apply to the city to ...

New city courthouse policy puts phones on hold

James Williams said he forgot he was carrying his cell phone last week when he went to the Marsh General District Court in South Side to check court records for a friend.

Looking for a job?

A new program is working to steer the area high school seniors toward health care careers.

Family of Marcus-David Peters to speak at community meeting May 26

The family of Marcus-David Peters, the 24-year-old biology teacher who was fatally shot by a Richmond Police officer on May 14 after running naked from his car on Interstate 95, is calling for justice and accountability. The family is holding ...

Memorial Day holiday schedule

In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, please note the following: Public schools: Closed Monday.

Lt. Gov. Fairfax to speak at 62nd memorial ceremony

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax will be the keynote speaker at Virginia’s 62nd Annual Memorial Day Ceremony from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 28, at the Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St. The ceremony honors veterans who gave ...

Richmond School Board grapples with money issues, school name change

The Richmond School Board and Superintendent Jason Kamras struggled at the board’s meeting on Monday to wrap their arms around continuing daunting budgetary tasks and RPS’ potential future financial shortfall. Mr. Kamras laid out plans to spend $12.5 million that ...

19-year-old Soto called up to play forA royal wedding to remember

Prince Harry and his American actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African-American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of blackness and modernity.