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Mayor Stoney pushes $1.4B plan to revitalize Downtown

The grand plan to overhaul a big chunk of Downtown — including replacing the Richmond Coliseum with a new, larger arena — with a combination of taxpayer dollars and private investment funds is now headed to Richmond City Council for ...

Medicaid expansion enrollment continues

Enrollment for Virginia’s Medicaid expansion program, Cover Virginia, is now open and will continue through Saturday, Dec. 15.

Veterans Day ceremony and Armistice Day Festival Nov.11 at the Carillon

Gov. Ralph S. Northam will help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I as the speaker at the annual Commonwealth of Virginia Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Dogwood Dell Amphitheater in ...

Veterans Day observance

In observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, please note the following:

Veterans ride free on GRTC Sunday, Nov. 11

GRTC will provide free rides to current and former members of the military on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, the transit company has announced.

CARE van drivers approve new contract

The third time worked. After rejecting two previous offers, union drivers with GRTC’s CARE paratransit service voted to approve the latest offer from the service’s operator, Cincinnati-based First Transit Inc.

VCU university-wide commencement back on; no venue announced

Facing a backlash from students, Virginia Commonwealth University President Michael Rao has reversed course on eliminating the traditional university-wide graduation ceremony next spring.

A wrinkle in time: Deceased Montford Point Marine awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Towanda C. Lee’s father left many stories untold. He was a man of few words, she said. And when she was a child, she simply ignored his old war tales. It wasn’t until after he died in January 1991 that ...

1,000 attend vigil in Richmond

More than 1,000 people of different faiths, races and backgrounds came together Tuesday night in a community display of unity and love following the weekend tragedy in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were shot and killed by a gunman who entered ...

RRHA reconsidering plan to demolish Creighton Court

The city’s key public housing agency is rethinking its vision of demolishing the six major public housing communities in Richmond and replacing them with “mixed-income” neighborhoods to end the concentration of poverty.

Election Day TUESDAY, NOV. 6 VOTE Polls Open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. At stake: A U.S. Senate seat representing Virginia; the state’s 11 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, including the 4th District that includes Richmond, Petersburg and parts of Henrico and Chesterfield counties, and ...

Mayor: COLA for retirees too costly

Too costly. That is Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s explanation for his decision to back away from his March promise that he would seek to use a surplus to pay for a cost-of-living adjustment, or COLA, for retired city employees.

VCU cuts university-wide commencement ceremony in 2019

Virginia Commonwealth University is the latest customer to be affected by a still largely undisclosed plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum. VCU officials announced Tuesday that the university-wide spring graduation ceremony held in early May at the 13,000-seat Coliseum since ...

RRHA inspection turns up more heating problems

An inspection of heating equipment in the city’s 4,000 public housing units has turned up broken radiators and other problems in 250 units, according to Orlando Artze, interim executive director of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority.

Crusade for Voters endorses Sen. Kaine, other candidates

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine has received the endorsement of the Richmond Crusade for Voters, the city’s oldest and largest African-American political group.