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Agelasto responds

Last-ditch efforts to remove Parker C. Agelasto from Richmond City Council appear to be failing — virtually ensuring the 5th District representative will be able to serve out the final two years of his term despite moving his family to ...

Confusion, communication gaps adding to Henrico Branch NAACP problems

Even as it imposed sanctions on the president of the Henrico Branch NAACP, the national office of the civil rights group has allowed other officers who complained about Frank J. Thornton to flout its rules, the Free Press has learned.

Taxes, gambling to lead debate in 2019 General Assembly

Virginia’s 2019 legislative session kicked off Wednesday, with lawmakers set to debate tax policy, gambling and a host of other issues.

Advocates seek laws to help immigrants drive, study

Immigrant rights advocates urged legislators Wednesday to provide driving privileges, wage theft protection and in-state tuition to people who reside in Virginia illegally.

City Council elects new leaders

Richmond City Councilwoman Cynthia I. Newbille, 7th District, makes a point Monday after being elected president of Richmond’s governing body.

RRHA residents in 117 units still having heating problems

Keeping all public housing residents warm remains a constant struggle, the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority acknowledged Monday in an email to the Richmond Free Press.

Dr. Walker named visiting professor at UR

Dr. Corey D.B. Walker has left Virginia Union University after giving up his role as vice president and dean of the School of Theology on Dec. 31.

41st Annual Community Leaders Breakfast Jan. 18

Gov. Ralph S. Northam will be the keynote speaker at the 41st Annual Community Leaders Breakfast sponsored by Virginia Union University.

Rev. Nelson to be keynote speaker at Henrico MLK commemoration

The Rev. Tyrone Nelson, pastor of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church in Jackson Ward and chairman of the Henrico County Board of Supervisors, will be the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in ...

Proposed King license plate shelved until next year

Fewer than 100 vehicle owners applied to purchase a proposed state license plate honoring civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., Richmond Delegate Dawn Adams’ office reported.

Rep. McEachin sponsors town hall on mail problems Jan.12

Problems with mail delivery? Congressman A. Donald McEachin wants to hear about them.

Christmas tree disposal, recycling event Jan.12

The Richmond Clean City Commission is helping residents safely dispose of Christmas trees by turning them into reusable mulch and sawdust through the “Bring One for the Chipper” program offered by the Department of Public Works.

Dawn Page retains chairmanship of Richmond School Board

Dawn Page, the 8th District representative on the Richmond School Board, narrowly kept her role as board chair in a close vote Monday night.

Nightclub owner, son of state senator arrested

The son of Petersburg state Sen. Rosalyn R. Dance is facing a new charge of felony drug possession.

State air board approves controversial Buckingham County compressor

A historic African-American community in pristine Buckingham County will have to learn to live with a noisy, smelly, potentially polluting piece of equipment, a state agency ruled this week.