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Jeremy M. Lazarus



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Shelter for homeless to be open this weekend

A safety net shelter for the homeless in Richmond is expected to stay open this weekend when heavy rain is expected, according to 5th District City Councilwoman Stephanie A. Lynch.

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City Council votes to move $9M from fund to help cover budget shortfall

Three months ago, City Hall was happily stuffing $12 million into savings accounts while enthusing about how the city’s economy in the 2019-20 fiscal year had proven more robust and resilient than anticipated during the pandemic.

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Former Chesterfield NAACP head wins libel suit

LaSalle J. McCoy Jr. said he never took a dime from the Chesterfield County Branch NAACP during the 10 years he served as president, and a county General District Court judge has agreed with him.

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Va. on record: Racism is a public health crisis

Racism is a public health crisis, the General Assembly has declared.

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Rev. Kenneth E. Dennis Sr., pastor of Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, dies at 65

The Rev. Kenneth Eugene Dennis Sr., who led Greater Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Jackson Ward for three decades, has died.

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Names on UR buildings still carry racist stigma

Dr. Ronald A. Crutcher is taking a more nuanced approach to dealing with the racist parts of University of Richmond’s history and the long overlooked Black people who are part of it.

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6 companies roll the dice in hopes of landing Richmond’s sole casino license

A gusher of tax revenue for Richmond and potentially 1,400 or more new jobs for city residents.

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Inaction by Senate thwarts Judge O’Berry’s reappointment to bench

At this point, Judge Pamela O’Berry still does not appear to have the support for keeping her seat on the Chesterfield County General District Court for six more years.

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Harry F. Byrd statue to be moved from Capitol Square

The statue of Harry F. Byrd Sr., an icon of white supremacy and Black oppression, is to be moved after 45 years haunting the grounds of the Virginia Capitol.

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Dr. Ralph Reavis Sr., pastor, author and former president of Virginia University of Lynchburg, dies at 80

The private Virginia University of Lynchburg was teetering on collapse when Dr. Ralph Reavis Sr. left the pulpit at Riverview Baptist Church in Richmond to respond to a call to save his undergraduate alma mater.

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