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Virginians now can go online to apply for an absentee ballot. That’s possible after the Virginia Department of Elections launched its new online “citizens portal” Wednesday, according to a release from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s office.
Food stamps now can be used to buy groceries online in Richmond and across the state.
Millions of individual records of births, deaths, marriages and divorces in Virginia in the past 100 years are now available online, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this week.
The first attempt of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., in 1965 led to police violence against peaceful African-American demonstrators. The police beatings on what became known as “Bloody Sunday” generated anger across the nation 55 years ago this month and prompted President Lyndon B. Johnson to push the Voting Rights Act through Congress. It was one of the most significant moments in U.S. history but remains almost absent from public schools’ social studies lessons.
Threat of COVID-19 keeping RPS students at home
Richmond Public Schools students will continue learning online this fall when the 2020-21 academic year starts Sept. 8.
Forget about rushing out this year on Thanksgiving Day to get a jump on Christmas shopping. Target is joining Walmart in closing its stores Thanksgiving Day, ending a decade-long tradition of jumpstarting Black Friday door buster sales.
Distance learning via computers soon could become more robust for public school students in Richmond while schools are closed.
The Richmond City Council is moving to set up processes and procedures for holding online public meetings, including ways to gain resident comments on legislation, it was announced Tuesday.
Re “Proposed King license plate shelved until next year,” Free Press Jan. 10-12 edition: I read where the commemorative license plate plan honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was postponed until next year because only 100 signatures were collected.
Richmond area colleges and universities plan to step up sanitation measures and reduce campus populations by turning to more online classes in dealing with coronavirus as the fall semester begins.
Members of the Black American Artists Alliance of Richmond are holding an online art auction from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 6, to benefit CultureWorks’ COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund.
Richmond area museums are offering on- line activities, virtual tours and resources to youngsters and families as schools are out for the rest of the academic year and museums and other public venues have been closed during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Let’s Talk” is now online.
Voters flood state online registration system during deadline extension
Tens of thousands of Virginians registered to vote last week after a federal judge ordered the state to reopen the voter rolls for two extra days.
In light of local and state precautions underway to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please take note of the following closings, cancellations and scheduling changes:
High school and college students in Richmond and Petersburg are being offered scholarships to participate in a free online summer academy that will focus on youth and public policy amid the pandemic, it has been announced.
Artist Shannon Wright, an illustrator and cartoonist whose work has been featured in major publications, books and online sites including The New York Times, The Atlantic magazine, The Guardian newspaper in the United Kingdom, Google Doodles and Scholastic, has been commissioned to create the official poster for the 16th Annual Richmond Folk Festival.
Fourth-graders and their families can visit the national parks and federal recreation areas of their choice across the country for free for an entire year.
City Council is to take its final step Thursday, April 9, to enable online meetings that would include a method to allow the public to submit comments.
The coronavirus can’t stop the show.