Homeward, volunteers take census of city’s homeless

As part of a statewide assessment, a nonprofit group is taking its annual census of Richmond’s homeless, aided by a coalition of outreach programs.

Mars has star power winning 6 Grammys

R&B artist Bruno Mars won the top prize at the Grammy Awards on Sunday in another victory for pop-driven music over rap, now the most popular genre in the nation.

VUU president accused of fraud

Dr. Hakim J. Lucas was supposed to be the ideal fit when Virginia Union University’s board named the 40-year-old as the historic institution’s 13th president in August.

RRHA finds more extensive heating problems

The Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has confirmed that heating problems are far more extensive than projected in the city’s public housing communities, which local activists have said for several months.

Chief Durham touts city’s 2017 crime drop; asks for public’s help

Richmond residents can breathe a little easier as overall crime in the city dropped by 1 percent in 2017. During a media presentation on Jan. 24 at police headquarters, Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham said violent crime — homicide, rape, ...

City report offers grim view of future revenue, expenses

Richmond appears to be booming. Construction is underway on new apartments, commercial space and government buildings.

City, schools officials struggle over how to fund school building improvement plan

Richmond officials continue to struggle over a funding plan for the public school system’s facilities. In a two-hour meeting Monday night of the Education Compact, Mayor Levar M. Stoney, and members of the Richmond School Board and Richmond City Council ...

Va. Legislative Black Caucus pushes bipartisan measures to end school-to-prison pipeline

Capital News Service The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus was joined Monday by a bipartisan group of state legislators supporting bills to combat the school-to-prison pipeline.

Free pediatric dental clinic Friday, Feb. 2, at VCU School of Dentistry

“Give Kids a Smile” is the theme of an annual one-day program in Richmond and across the country to provide no-cost dental services to children.

Book about civil rights attorneys Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson launches Feb. 8

“We Face the Dawn,” a book about intrepid Richmond-based civil rights attorneys Oliver W. Hill Sr. and Spottswood W. Robinson III, will be launched at an event 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at the Library of Virginia, 800 ...

‘I was handed a death sentence’

Getting kicked out of a dialysis clinic is the worst thing that can happen to a patient with failing kidneys. But that is what 86-year-old Ora M. Lomax has been facing.

Church Hill North project among city’s costliest new apartments

Some of the costliest apartments in Richmond are being built on the former site of Armstrong High School in the 1600 block of North 31st Street in the East End — miles away from the hot development centers of Manchester, ...

Richmond lawmakers submit bills to help high school students, businesses

Juniors and seniors in Richmond Public Schools would receive paid apprenticeships and training with local businesses, and participating employers would get tax credits from the state, under legislation filed by Richmond lawmakers.

While governor decries gun violence, state Senate OKs guns in church

Lamenting the fact that more than 900 Virginians were killed by guns last year, Gov. Ralph S. Northam said Tuesday that the state should do more to restrict the proliferation of firearms.

City receives top fire protection rating

Richmond is now rated as one of the best communities for fire protection in the country, it has been announced. City Hall received notice Monday of the rating from New Jersey-based Insurance Services Office Inc., which rates nearly 45,000 communities ...