RPS joins lawsuits that challenge Youngkin's push to stop mask mandates

Richmond Public Schools is among six school districts to block Gov. Glenn Young- kin’s executive order to repeal mandates for masking in schools to protect students from spreading the Covid-19 virus.

Double down

If at first you don’t succeed, ...

National president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority dies after recent illness

Cheryl A. Hickmon, national president of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and chair of its National Board of Directors, passed away peacefully last Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022 at the age of 60, following a battle with a “recent illness,” ...

A vote may soon come on George Wythe High School contract design

The Richmond School Board is poised to award a design contract for a new 1,600-student building to replace aging George Wythe High School in South Side, the Free Press has learned.

Feb. 3 award ceremony to honor publishers of Richmond Free Press

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present its 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Patterson Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and her late husband, Ray Boone, who founded the award-winning weekly, during a ...

Bonuses arriving for bypassed city employees

Pandemic bonuses of up to $3,000 apiece are on the way to Richmond city employees who were excluded from the first round.

Housing authority suspends evictions for now

The board of the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority has temporarily halted its administration from filing eviction lawsuits before its next scheduled meeting Feb. 16.

Fort Lee barbers win strike for full pay

Unionized barbers at Fort Lee and Fort Pickett are again providing military haircuts after winning a prolonged strike that began in July.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Gov. Youngkin's administration taps retired army colonel, physician to oversee state health department

The first few weeks of Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin’s administration has brought changes big and small to Virginia’s approach to COVID-19, with executive orders on masking requirements and vaccines leading to debate in the General Assembly, confusion in schools and ...

Lusia Harris, the first woman drafted by NBA, dies at age 66

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever drafted by an NBA team, has died. Mrs. Harris was 66 and residing in Greenwood, Miss.

Youngkin gets widespread pushback on attempt to lift mask mandate in schools

Just days after his inauguration, Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin is getting major pushback from legislators, parents and public school systems around the Commonwealth – including the Richmond area – over his executive order to end school mask mandates.

Turning back time

“The spirit of Virginia is alive and well,” Glenn Allen Youngkin declared as after being sworn in as Virginia’s 74th governor.

3 people of color in Youngkin’s cabinet

Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin began his new job this week promising bold steps in his “movement” to reverse the political agenda of the last decade and to put the state’s government back on conservative wheels.

New GOP leadership takes office to applause of largely white and conservative crowd

By 9:30 a.m. last Saturday, a line of people extended outside the gate of Capitol Square from 9th and Grace streets all the way to 8th street as they waited to be screened by Capitol Police and allowed to enter ...