Park dedication provides lasting legacy for Markiya Dickson

For Ciara Dickson and Mark Whitfield Sr., Saturday, May 20, was filled with mixed emotions. They were in Fonticello Park for the dedication of the Markiya Dickson Imagination Zone, which recently was installed in honor of their deceased daughter.

Justice for Irvo Otieno

“We can’t keep treating mentally ill brothers and sisters as if they are degenerates. They have lives that are worthy of dignity and respect.” So said renowned Attorney Benjamin L. “Ben” Crump as he brought his crusade for improved mental ...

Tim Scott launches 2024 presidential bid seeking optimistic contrast with other top rivals

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched his presidential campaign Monday, offering an optimistic and compassionate message he’s hoping can serve as a contrast with the political combativeness that has dominated the early GOP primary field.

Voters may get second chance for casino vote

Will Richmond voters support a casino the second time around?

Filing starts Morrissey divorce proceedings

Myrna Pride Morrissey began divorce proceedings against her husband, state Sen. Joe Morrissey last week. The complaint was filed with the clerk’s office of the Henrico Circuit Court on May 18.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

The Richmond and Henrico County health districts are offering testing at the following locations:

Additional homeowners to enjoy city property tax exemption

More Richmond homeowners are joining the list of people who will not have to pay property taxes due to their age or certification as totally disabled.

RPS aims to limit exits with hiring bonuses

Richmond Public Schools leadership is continuing efforts to address an ongoing shortage of teachers and support staff throughout the city’s school system.

RPS superintendent opposes new contract for beleaguered school social worker

First, Richmond Public Schools accused her of beating a child in her care, but that charge was twice dismissed in court after witnesses who saw the incident testified that it never happened.

RVA Bike Share shuts down

Richmond’s bike share program shut down abruptly Monday after the Canadian operator, Bewegen Technologies, ended service, according to a city statement.

Alexandria High School diversity program passes test

One of the state’s best high schools has won a court case this week over a revamp of its admission process to increase enrollment of Black and Latino students.

Virginia Career Works hosts job fair May 31

Virginia Career Works-Capital Region will host a job and resource fair Wednesday, May 31, that is open to all job seekers, but largely tailored to former employees of the closed Tyson plant in Glen Allen and members of immigrant communities, ...

Virginia Department of Veterans Services to host Memorial Day ceremonies

Memorial Day will be commemorated at four special ceremonies hosted by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) on Monday, May 29. The events are free and open to the public.

Tennis greats’ donations to help save VIA records

Tennis legends Billie Jean King and Ilana S. Koss have donated essential funds to computerize the paper athletic records of Black high schools in Virginia.

River guide book inspires ballet performance

Author John Bryan knew it was time to update his first book about the James River, a guide to enjoying “America’s best urban waterway,” published back in 1997. So he started working on an update a few years ago that ...