Turnout may prove key in Va. gov. race

Now it’s up to the voters. Tuesday, Nov. 7, is Election Day — when ordinary citizens will troop to polls in Richmond and across Virginia to decide who will become the commonwealth’s 73rd governor and succeed the current chief executive, ...

Dems bring out big names to get out vote

More than 150 Democratic supporters crammed into Blue Bee Cider in Scott’s Addition on Sunday to hear former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris of California campaign for Virginia’s Democratic ticket for governor, lieutenant governor and ...

‘Do not sell your soul or your vote for a chicken box’

The fight for justice doesn’t end with the removal of Confederate monuments. “If the Negro is to be free, we must sign our own proclamation,” Wes Bellamy, Charlottesville’s vice mayor told the audience at the state NAACP Youth and College ...

Lt. gov. candidates hoping to win votes

The two major party candidates seeking to become Virginia’s next lieutenant governor are hoping to make their mark in history.

Attorney general’s race pits incumbent against political newcomer

Virginia has the only attorney general race in the country this year, and it has attracted a lot of attention and a lot of outside money from both parties.

3 of city’s 5 reps in House of Delegates face challengers

Richmond voters will help fill five of the 100 seats in the Virginia House of Delegates that will be up for grabs on Election Day.

School referendum on city ballot

Do you believe City Hall needs to focus on modernizing city schools? For the first time, Richmond voters will be able to register their opinion on that question when they go to the polls on Election Day.


President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and his former deputy, Rick Gates of Richmond, were indicted in federal court on Monday in a sharp escalation of U.S. Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s five-month-old investigation into alleged Russian efforts ...

Hilbert critical of city’s handling of St. Luke project in Gilpin Court

Richmond City Council President Chris A. Hilbert is “utterly distressd” at City Hall’s handling of the proposed $3.6 million redevelopment of the historic, but vacant St. Luke Building in Gilpin Court.

City tax amnesty program to reap nearly $2.8M

Richmond expects to collect nearly $2.8 million in delinquent taxes as a result of a tax amnesty program, Mayor Levar M. Stoney announced this week.

4 contenders in open sheriff’s race

Four months ago, Antionette V. Irving made the headlines with her stunning upset of longtime Richmond Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. in the Democratic primary.

Candidates bring ideas, passion to School Board race

Four candidates are vying for the 3rd District seat on the Richmond School Board. The election is to fill the unexpired term of Jeff Bourne, who was elected to the House of Delegates in February. In March, the School Board ...

3 vying for city treasurer

City treasurer is an office with a big name, but little to do in Richmond. With City Hall’s finance department in charge of collecting and paying taxes, the treasurer has been left to sell hunting and fishing licenses, pay Richmond ...

Herring unopposed for 4th term as commonwealth’s attorney

Richmond Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael N. Herring often is mentioned as a potential contender for other offices. Last year, for example, he was considered a possible candidate for Richmond mayor until he denied any interest. So far, he has been content ...

Reunited and it feels so good

Former President Barack Obama told a packed audience at the Greater Richmond Convention Center the fate of American politics rests within their vote on Tuesday, Nov. 7. “The question for you tonight, and over the next 19 days, is do ...