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Google to host free internet workshop Friday

Google, the giant internet search engine, will host a free workshop aimed at boosting the digital skills of job seekers and small business owners at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 8, at the Richmond Public Library’s Main Branch, 101 E. Franklin ...

Lt. Gov. Fairfax compares ‘rush to judgment’ against him to Jim Crow-era lynching

With his political career in tatters, embattled Democratic Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax took a stand against his critics in the final moments of the 2019 General Assembly session.

Making moves

The legal fight to remove 5th District City Councilman Parker C. Agelasto from office as the result of his move to the 1st District last year is gaining new energy.

School Board sends proposed $310.6M budget to mayor

The Richmond School Board voted 6-3 Monday night to send to Mayor Levar M. Stoney a proposed $310.6 million operating budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year that will begin July 1 — equaling a per pupil cost of $13,362 for ...

City Council approves expansion of real estate tax relief

Elderly and totally disabled homeowners won increased relief from real estate taxes beginning in January 2020.

Mayor names members of new city History and Culture Commission

Nine people, including a university president, three museum officials and an African-American history advocate, were named Tuesday to Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s new History and Culture Commission.

State NAACP officer charged with embezzlement from local branch

The Virginia State NAACP, already under national scrutiny, is facing more woes following the disclosure that an officer has been charged with misdemeanor embezzlement from the Chesterfield Branch NAACP.

Doris Causey honored with Hill-Tucker Public Service Award

One of the top civil lawyers for low-income residents in the Richmond area has received recognition for the important work she is doing. Doris H. Causey, managing attorney for the Richmond Office of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, is ...

Rogers named Dumfries town manager

On Tuesday, Mr. Rogers reported to his new position — town manager of Dumfries in Prince William County. The post pays nearly $134,000 a year.

Virginia Reads One Book kicks off Friday in city elementary schools

Richmond elementary schools are joining Virginia Reads One Book, a program designed to help schools and communities build reading habits, increase student and family literacy and family financial literacy.

Richmond woman files $30M lawsuit alleging rights violation in police traffic stop

An African-American resident of Richmond is seeking $30 million in damages from the City of Richmond and the white police officer who put her in handcuffs during a traffic stop for a defective headlight and tail light — a restraint ...

New study shows disparity in number of city police encounters with African-Americans

African-Americans in Richmond are involved in nearly two out of three civilian encounters with police officers, with lopsided contacts when police are checking out suspicious persons or activities, a new study finds.

General Assembly wraps up 2019 session

Virginia lawmakers wrapped up this year’s scandal-marked legislative session Sunday after passing a state budget that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees and significant new spending on public education.

Dominion to ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear pipeline appeal

Dominion Energy said Tuesday it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its appeal after a lower court refused to reconsider a ruling tossing out a permit that would have allowed the Atlantic Coast Pipeline to cross two national ...

No holiday for justice as protesters hold March of Reckoning

Banks and schools may have been closed Monday, but around 50 political activists descended on Bank Street and went to work protesting against Gov. Ralph S. Northam and other elected officials.