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Jeremy M. Lazarus



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New law gives teeth to Richmond’s gun ban

Remember when a group of gun toters invaded City Hall to protest gun controls and jangled nerves at a City Council meeting as they filled the seats?

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Federal report condemns state failure to intervene in special education compliance

For more than four years, former schoolteacher Kandise Lucas has repeatedly condemned the Virginia Department of Education for its alleged failure to intervene against schools in the Richmond area and across the state that are denying special needs children a free and appropriate public education — most notably African-American children.

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Child care a major issue as RPS officials grapple with reopening plan

A 3-foot change could help working parents — most notably single mothers — keep their jobs or avoid the cost of expensive day care.

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Utility giants abandon natural gas pipeline plans

The rural tranquility of Union Hill — a community that newly freed slaves built in Buckingham County after the Civil War — is no longer facing disturbance from a giant, noisy natural gas compressor.

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IRS filing shows Monroe Park Conservancy running deficit

Does a nonprofit group authorized by City Hall to manage Monroe Park need a bailout?

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Remnants of the Confederacy

The statue of Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the last of the four city-owned Confederate statues on Monument Avenue, was taken down and moved to storage Tuesday

The former capital of the Confederacy has largely been wiped clean of the racist statuary that has long dominated the landscape.

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Virginia Ready launches new job training program with community colleges, bonuses

Get trained for a high-paying job, network with companies that are seeking to fill thousands of vacant positions and earn a $1,000 bonus. That’s the promise of a new Virginia Ready, that launched Monday.

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Gun rights advocates holding rally and march Saturday in Downtown

Thousands of people are expected to descend on Richmond this Saturday for a protest at the State Capitol against perceived injustice— new gun control laws that went into effect Wednesday, July 1.

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Four mayoral candidates endorse Shockoe Bottom slavery memorial park

For more than five years, Ana Edwards, her husband, Phil Wilayto, and other supporters have vigorously lobbied City Hall to transform parking lots in Shockoe Bottom into a memorial park to remember and honor the enslaved who were once bought and sold like cattle in the area.

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VSU outlines cuts to absorb $26M deficit

Financially troubled Virginia State University appears to be on track to fill a $26 million hole in the 2020-21 budget, although at least half of the solution appears to be temporary patches that will last only one year.

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