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New coalition to host monthly town hall meetings

A new coalition that includes the Virginia State Conference NAACP and four Richmond area NAACP branches will launch the first of a monthly series of town hall meetings Thursday, Oct. 4.

Talk about Nat Turner’s Bible Oct. 2

Mark Person, whose family donated Nat Turner’s Bible to the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, will talk about his family’s ownership of the artifact and its importance to the nation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. ...

Census Bureau hiring workers for 2020 official population count

The U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting thousands of workers to fill temporary positions during the 2020 Census, the official count of the U.S. population that occurs every 10 years.

Recovering: Relief efforts begin to help thousands affected by Hurricane Florence; officials report 37 storm-related deaths, including 2 in Virginia

Remnants of Hurricane Florence swept Richmond into the national spotlight Monday when the storm’s wide-reaching bands of high winds and heavy rains spawned tornadoes and flash flooding.

City Council to hear new Confederate statue resolution

The battle over Richmond’s Confederate statues on Monument Avenue is headed back to City Council. The three-member Land Use, Housing and Transportation Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to send a new resolution aimed at giving the city control of the statues ...

VCU master plan highlights major new projects for cityscape

The construction spigot at Virginia Commonwealth University will be flowing for years to come.

RPS seeks public response to new school designs..

Richmond Public Schools wants community feedback on proposed designs for two new elementary schools and a new middle school that are to be built by 2020.

City picking up storm debris through Oct.2

City Hall is pitching in to help residents clear away downed trees and other debris left Monday as the remains of Hurricane Florence spilled torrents of rain and spawned a rash of tornadoes through the city, most notably in South ...

RPS dealing with bumps in student transportation system

Richmond School Board Chairwoman Dawn Page continues to find bumps in the road in the school system’s hub stop system, where students attending certain schools have to walk to their nearest school to catch a bus to their high school ...

Ball now in Gov. Northam’s court on latest GOP redistricting plan

Can Virginia’s Republican House Speaker Kirk Cox cut a deal with Democratic Gov. Ralph S. Northam over a new, constitutional map for the 100 districts in the House of Delegates? That’s the big question that hangs over the release Tuesday ...

Changes creating upheaval at Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club in Church Hill is undergoing the biggest upheaval in the nearly 70 years it has offered programming.

Shift in city procurement practice hurt black-owned businesses

After nearly a decade of using its own pricing list to purchase supplies from local companies and save money, Richmond City Hall last year shifted to using the state’s electronic purchasing system, known as eVA, after Mayor Levar M. Stoney ...

RPS in fix-it mode on ‘so many issues’

Hurricane Florence is not the only storm Richmond Public Schools has to weather. Since Superintendent Jason Kamras arrived in February, his administration has been dealing with the heated and windy uproars over problems and issues that were buried or ignored ...

Public meetings scheduled on city master plan

Want to help shape Richmond’s next master plan? Beginning next week, City Hall will be hosting public meetings to receive comments from residents on the new city blueprint, dubbed “Richmond 300,” aimed at carrying the city through at least the ...

GRTC free ride program for city high school students to start Oct.1

GRTC plans to activate the free ride program for Richmond high school students on Monday, Oct. 1, City Councilwoman Ellen F. Robertson said Monday night.