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Dr. Bedden leaving?

Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana T. Bedden may be on his way out. The Free Press has learned that he is competing for a higher paying superintendent’s job in a larger school district outside of Virginia.

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NAACP Image Award has Richmond connection

Hundreds of African-American students are becoming doctors, nurses, dentists and medical researchers, thanks to university alliances Dr. Louis W. Sullivan created in Richmond and elsewhere. That is just one of the achievements of the pioneering 81-year-old physician, educator and health advocate whose autobiography, “Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine,” was just named the winner of the 2015 NAACP Image Award for nonfiction.

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Fast food workers must perform community service

Community service, but no jail time for protesting low wages.

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Veteran journalist leads Free Press news operations

Meet the new managing editor of the Richmond Free Press.

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Virginia Shelton, 108, was known for her fun-loving spirit

Known as “She She” or “Aunt Sis” to her family and friends, Mrs. Shelton impressed everyone with her vivacity, grace and dignity.

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V.W. Henley, 85, former president of Consolidated Bank

Vernard William Henley presided over the highs and lows of Consolidated Bank & Trust Co. in Richmond, once the oldest independent black-owned bank in America.

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Two back-to-school shoe giveaways scheduled

There will be two options for families who cannot afford new shoes for their students, thanks to area churches.

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High court halts gay marriage in Virginia

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court stepped in to keep the first same-sex marriages from happening in the Old Dominion.

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Henrico Hitters win Black World Series

The Henrico Hitters are the champions of the 2014 Black World Series.

Second back-to-school event to offer free student supplies

Richmond students who still need school supplies will have another opportunity this weekend to get them without charge.

RPS facing $1 million city bill for stormwater

Amid all of its other problems, the Richmond School Board is now facing a $1 million charge for stormwater control.

McAuliffe ignores name controversy

Gov. Terry McAuliffe did his best Robert Griffin III imitation in dodging the controversy over the Washington football team’s racist nickname.

Governor steps up focus on children

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is forming a new “Children’s Cabinet’’ to focus on improving conditions for youths in Virginia.

Control of state Senate at stake in Tuesday vote

Voters in southwest Virginia will cast ballots Tuesday to determine the balance of power in the state Senate.

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16th Senate race

Voters to speak Saturday on Democratic nominee

Now it's up to the voters.