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Teen gun ban remains intact

A federal ban on gun sales to young people who are old enough to vote but have not reached the drinking age of 21 is still the law—for now.

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Golden Nugget donates $1M to Virginia’s HBCUs

A $1 million donation to the five historically Black universities in Virginia.

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30 city employees face possible firing over COVID-19 vaccination mandate

With the City of Richmond just days away from the Oct. 1 deadline for all employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, all but 30 workers have gotten the vaccine or filed religious or medical exemptions to the city mandate.

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RAA earns re-accreditation

The Richmond Ambulance Authority still ranks among the top ambulance companies in the country despite personnel shortages that have slowed its responses to emergency calls.

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Premier Bank, which traces its history to Maggie L. Walker, sold to Ohio banking company

The bank that history-making business pioneer Maggie L. Walker founded and led in Richmond soon will be under new ownership.

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VUU freshman football player collapses during practice and dies

Virginia Union University is mourning the death of freshman football player Quandarius Wilburn, who collapsed and died Sunday afternoon as the team worked out.

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Educator, counselor Susie Banian succumbs at 82

Susie Ann Banian, a veteran Richmond teacher and guidance counselor who also sang in multiple church and community choirs, has died.

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Secure health info profiles can help first responders in emergencies

Richmond residents can create a digital health profile that paramedics and other emergency personnel can access after a health emergency strikes, the city Department of Emergency Communications has announced.

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Juneteenth celebrations planned around Metro Richmond

The first official Juneteenth celebration in Virginia will be recognized with a variety of events throughout the area sponsored by a range of organizations, groups and churches.

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Polls open Tuesday, June 8, for Democratic primary

Voters are in the midst of choosing the Democratic standard bearers who will run for state and local offices in the fall election, with the nomina- tion contests to be settled by a primary election Tuesday, June 8.

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