A free press

The Richmond Free Press joins publications across the nation this week in observing the 79th Annual National Newspaper Week.

RPS: A snapshot from the state

There were no surprises in the report released this week by the Virginia Department of Education. The report showed that fewer than half of Richmond’s public schools — 20 of the 44 schools — are fully accredited.

Your vote is your voice

Voting is your right and your power. And on Nov. 5, Virginia will hold elections for the 140 seats in the General Assembly.

Lesson learned? Let's hope

It is unfortunate that Selena Cuffee-Glenn, the city’s now former chief administrative officer, had to be cut loose from the City of Richmond. But we applaud Mayor Levar M. Stoney for making the right decision swiftly following the release of ...

Impeachment begins

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, including U.S. Reps. A. Donald McEachin of Richmond, Robert C. “Bobby” Scott of Newport News, Abigail Spanberger of Henrico, and Elaine Luria of Norfolk, have finally called for impeachment proceedings to begin against ...

Truth and resolution

Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax wants his day in court.

Youth and climate change: A message for us all

We applaud the advocacy and activism of young people locally and across the country in their efforts to create change and a better world. Such an effort is taking place Friday, Sept. 20, when young people around the world are ...

We know the problems; we need action

It’s tough to dig yourself out of a hole. But Gov. Ralph S. Northam is still in the trench trying to work his way out eight months after his sad and disgraceful blackface scandal.

Presidential dishonesty

Presidential dishonesty is going on and, no, it’s not President Trump.

The status quo is unacceptable

Another weekend, another mass shooting — this time in Odessa, Texas, where a 36-year-old man, who had been fired from his oil services job earlier Saturday, initially shot a Texas state trooper during a routine traffic stop and then went ...

Labor Day

On Labor Day 2019

400 years

We pay tribute here to the “20 And odd Negroes” who, 400 years ago in late August 1619, ended up on Virginia’s shores at Point Comfort in what is now Hampton.

A clearer vision needed

We are not convinced of the need or the benefits of the costly plan to replace the Richmond Coliseum and divert millions of tax dollars that ordinarily would go to the city’s general fund to pay for the project.

Nearly 1,000 good reasons

Some people claim there is no reason to enact tougher gun laws in the United States. We wholeheartedly disagree.


Kudos to former Gov. Terry McAuliffe, the fearless and energetic Democrat who led the charge to expand Medicaid in Virginia.