Jeremy M. Lazarus

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Discrimination lawsuit against Henrico County to go to trial Monday

Jeanetta Lee is hoping a federal jury will agree with her that Henrico County engaged in racial discrimination in awarding a plum job promotion to a less qualified white man.

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New bridge named for longtime school volunteer

Robert S. “Bob” Argabright II is receiving special recognition for his volunteer service to Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School in South Side.

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Fewer, higher paid school liaisons would replace RPS’ 17 attendance officers under Kamras plan

Jason Kamras is rejecting initial criticism of his plan to try a new approach to ensure Richmond students attend school daily.

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New $720,000 policy gives RPS employees a week off for spring break

For the first time, principals, maintenance workers and other 12-month public schools employees in Richmond will receive a week of paid leave during the upcoming spring break, even though it will cost more than $720,000.

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New RRHA chief takes over March 25

The new chief executive officer of the 79-year-old Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority is scheduled to arrive Monday, March 25, to take charge of the independent agency that manages more the 4,000 public housing units.

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Federal appeals court rejects VSU professor’s claim on pay discrimination

Studies show that men make more money than women for doing the same work, but proving in court that gender bias is the reason a woman is receiving lower pay turns out to be very difficult.

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Markers to honor late city native Dorothy I. Height on March 24

Dorothy Irene Height left segregated Richmond at age 5 and went on to earn national recognition as a civil rights and women’s rights activist who devoted her life to uplifting people.

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No answers yet on why new Richmond schools costs to be higher than many other locales

Richmond is preparing to spend $140 million to build three new schools financed by an increase in the city’s meals tax — $30 million more than the school system first projected and far in excess of what most school divisions are paying for new buildings.

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Stand by your plan

Mayor Levar M. Stoney pushes his proposed tax hikes despite opposition and criticism

Mayor Levar M. Stoney plans to take his case for tax hikes to Richmond residents in coming weeks, even as his plan draws resistance and foes express gratitude to one of his outspoken opponents, 8th District City Councilwoman Reva M. Trammell, by showering her with bouquets of flowers.

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RPS attendance officers’ jobs on chopping block despite crucial need, service

With little public attention, the Richmond delegation to the General Assembly joined most Democrats and Republicans last year in voting to dismantle most of the 20-year-old requirements imposed on Virginia public schools to prevent truancy.

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