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Dominion leadership changes lead to promotions for African-Americans, women

African-Americans and women will play more prominent roles in the operation of Dominion Energy in the wake of a leadership overhaul at the Richmond-based energy giant following its abandonment last month of the $8 billion Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.

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RRHA honors 14 college-bound grads

A new laptop computer, a $500 gift card and a trunk overflowing with dorm room supplies.

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Henrico schools to reopen virtually this fall

The Henrico School Board voted unanimously last week to reopen schools this fall using a full virtual learning format for the first semester.

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Rape kit backlog cleared

It took five years, but the backlog of 2,665 untested rape kits in Virginia has finally been eliminated, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring has announced.

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RPS names 6 new principals

Open High School and five preschool centers will have new principals when Richmond Public Schools begins the 2020-21 academic year.

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Damon Duncan leaves after getting paychecks from two housing agencies

Damon E. Duncan, who began working full time as the executive director of the Montgomery, Ala., Housing Authority in early May before wrapping up his full-time job as CEO of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, has finally quit.

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Ministers join call for citizen review board

Faith leaders from 35 churches, synagogues and mosques serving Richmond issued a petition Tuesday calling for city political leaders to create a civilian oversight board for the Richmond Police Department.

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June 16 deadline approaching for absentee ballot applications

Early voting in the upcoming Tuesday, June 23, primary is underway. Rule changes are making it fairly easy to vote absentee ahead of Election Day in the contests to choose Democratic and Republican nominees to run for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.

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Miss local baseball? You can still get the food

With the coronavirus pandemic, fans are missing baseball. And some are missing ballpark food.

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Magistrate Judge Roderick C.Young of Richmond nominated to federal district court bench

Roderick Charles Young started out as a public defender and has risen through the legal ranks to U.S. magistrate judge in Richmond.

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