Jeremy M. Lazarus

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City Council receives bids from 22 who want Confederate statues

To donate or not to donate? That is the question Richmond City Council may face when it comes to disposing of most of the city-owned Confederate statues.

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Task force recommends bevy of public safety reforms to Mayor Stoney

Handed the mission of re-imagining public safety in Richmond, Mayor Levar M. Stoney’s 38-member Richmond task force has come up with a buffet of ideas.

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State lawmaker calls for tax on marijuana to pay for reparations

If marijuana is legalized in Virginia, Democratic Delegate Lee J. Carter of Manassas wants all of the tax revenue generated to be devoted to paying reparations to Black people and Native Americans in the state for their suffering.

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Pressure mounts on city voter registrar to resign or be fired

J. Kirk Showalter continues to lead the voter registration operation in Richmond, just as she has for 25 years.

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Power, resistance and spiritual beliefs all told in Richmond cemeteries

To Dr. Ryan K. Smith, cemeteries are ideal places to learn about the past and present of a community.

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‘Time to legalize’

Gov. Ralph S. Northam lights fire under legislation on use and sale of marijuana

Marijuana legalization is poised to become another victory for the racial justice movement that rocked Richmond during the late spring and summer, swept away racist Confederate statues and shook up politics as usual.

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Larry J. Bland, whose leadership of The Volunteer Choir spanned more than 45 years, dies at 67

Larry Jerome Bland left his mark on gospel music in Richmond and beyond during an artistic career that spanned more than a half century.

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Renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway rolls ahead

His statue has already come down from Monument Avenue.

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Herring asks Va. Supreme Court to remove injunction against taking down Lee statue

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is officially fed up with Richmond Circuit Court judges blocking the removal of the largest symbol of white supremacy in Virginia — the giant statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue.

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Special prosecutor wants State Police involvement in Confederate statue removal probe

Yes, it merits investigation. No, I’m not going to conduct it. That’s the answer Timothy A. Martin, the Augusta County commonwealth’s attorney, has provided to the question of whether a probe is needed of Richmond’s spending of $1.8 million to remove city-owned Confederate statues from Monument Avenue and other locations in early July.

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