Danny Avula, who coordinated state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, is running for mayor

Dr. Danny Avula, a longtime public health leader who coordinated vaccination efforts under Gov. Ralph Northam and also served as former commissioner of the Virginia Department of Social Services, has announced his bid to become mayor of Richmond.

After swearing off politics, Georgia activist now recruits people who seldom vote

Davante Jennings cast his first ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Republican Donald Trump’s election that year, he says, turned him from an idealistic college student to a jaded cynic overnight.

RPS school board member Jonathan Young responds to student allegations

The Richmond School Board plans to revise its standards of conduct policy following an independent attorney’s investigation into School Board Member Jonathan Young’s behavior toward a 15-year-old student, according to a WTVR-CBS 6 news report.

Gov. Youngkin amends Virginia ‘skill games’ legislation, acts on other final bills

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin has proposed a rewrite of legislation intended to legalize and tax skill games, adding stiff new restrictions that industry supporters argued would still amount to a de facto ban of the slots-like gambling machines hosted by ...

State NAACP serves governor’s office with intent to sue for violation of FOIA

The Virginia State Conference of the NAACP served Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office with a notice of intent to sue for violation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (“VFOIA”), Va. Code §§ 2.2-3700 et seq. The notice was accompanied by ...

Chesterfield superintendent announces retirement

Superintendent Mervin B. Daugherty announced April 9 that he is retiring. June 30 will be his last day on the job. Dr. Daugherty has spent nearly 50 years in education.

Pharrell Williams project to film in Virginia

An untitled Pharrell Williams feature film from Universal Pictures will film throughout Central and Coastal Virginia this spring and summer, according to Virginia’s governor’s office.

Children of Light to announce writing contest winners

In partnership with the Richmond Crusade for Voters and Antoinette V. Irving Foundation, Children of Light will announce the winners of its second annual Game Changer Citywide Writing Competition on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at Armstrong High School ...

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

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

Save Richmond Community Hospital Work Group hosts second rally

About four dozen Richmonders gathered last Sunday at the original Community Hospital Building on Overbrook Road for a First Sunday “Communion” rally in a continuing effort to save the historic building, which is owned by Virginia Union University.

Total solar eclipse wows North America

A chilly, midday darkness fell across North America on Monday as a total solar eclipse raced across the continent, thrilling those lucky enough to behold the spectacle through clear skies.

Two years after historic win, a divided Amazon Labor Union lurches toward a leadership election

Two years after clinching a historic victory at a warehouse in New York City, the first labor union for Amazon workers in the United States is divided, running out of money and fighting over an election that could determine who ...

What to know about Biden’s latest attempt at student loan cancellation

President Joe Biden is taking another shot at student loan cancellation, hoping to deliver on a key campaign promise that he has so far failed to fulfill.

VMHC to offer free citizenship classes

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture’s “Becoming Citizens” program returns this spring, offering 100% free citizenship preparation classes to help prepare people for taking their citizenship test.

Mayoral candidates' platforms include more equity, mental health services, safe neighborhoods

The list of candidates who hope to become Richmond’s next mayor continues to grow.