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.

Former owner of WCLM radio settles, withdraws lawsuit

Preston T. Brown is ending his legal fight with his partners who bought the former WCLM-1450 AM radio station he co-owned and operated for 21 years.

State auditor concludes city doesn’t need state intervention

Richmond can handle its financial problems without the state needing to hold its hand. That’s the conclusion the state auditor of public accounts reached after reviewing the city’s information on its financial operations and holding discussions with the city’s finance ...

City Council vote on meals tax hike set for Feb.12

Proving more adept at corralling a majority of City Council votes on a big issue than former Mayors L. Douglas Wilder and Dwight C. Jones, Mayor Levar M. Stoney is rushing to gain quick approval of his plan to raise ...

Ora Lomax to be treated at North Side dialysis center

After weeks of stress, Ora M. Lomax has learned a new clinic has accepted her for the life-saving dialysis treatments she needs.

RRHA tenants to get refunds in lawsuit settlement

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, which is the landlord for Richmond’s public housing, has agreed to refund nearly $1 million to current and former tenants who were overcharged for electricity over four years. In addition, the RRHA plans to ...

Henrico schools superintendent to retire

Henrico County Public Schools Superintendent Patrick C. Kinlaw will retire June 30. The announcement was made Tuesday by schools officials.

City Council approves Larus Park water deal

Richmond City Council this week lifted an 18-year-old ban on development in a 106-acre city park in South Side to enable the city Department of Public Utilities to sell more water to Chesterfield County.

Creighton Court heating work to take longer than expected

Spring will have arrived before heat is fully restored to apartments in the Creighton Court public housing community, according Orlando Artze, interim chief executive officer of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Mr. Artze confirmed Tuesday that the work to ...

Ready to work

The new Richmond Public Schools chief wasted no time getting to work. Just four days after being sworn in, Superintendent Jason Kamras on Monday night rolled out his plan to get RPS moving.