City reportedly has a $70M general fund surplus

Richmond’s treasury is bulging with unspent dollars, according to two members of City Council.

‘It feels like a nightmare’

The three University of Virginia football players killed in an on-campus shooting on Sunday were remembered by their head coach as “incredible young men with huge aspirations and extremely bright futures.”

2 City-supported shelters temporarily open for homeless

At 80, Gayle Freeland is struggling to keep a roof over her head.

GOP wins slim House majority; Trump announces candidacy despite criminal problems

Republicans won control of the U.S. House on Wednesday, returning the party to power in Washington and giving conservatives leverage to blunt President Biden’s agenda and spur a flurry of investigations. But a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for ...

Artist Paul Rucker awarded $2M from the Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund

The Mellon Foundation and Art for Justice Fund have awarded multimedia visual artist, composer and musician Paul Rucker $2 million to create Cary Forward — a multidisciplinary arts space, interpretive center, artist/re- searcher residency and archival lending library, according to ...

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

Walk-up monkeypox vaccines available

The Richmond and Henrico Health Districts are now offering walk-up monkeypox vaccination clinics for residents who qualify.

Armstrong-Walker legacy group announces events

The Armstrong-Walker Football Classic Legacy Project has several events scheduled the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Some restrictions eased at Lawrenceville prison; concerns remain

Since late August, incarcerated men at Virginia’s privately-owned Lawrenceville Correctional Center experienced increased restrictions and punishments. What started with the end of outdoor activities and the cancellation of visitations from friends and family without warning grew to include stringent cleanliness ...

New law hopes to quiet loud music, noise

Artist and composer Paul Rucker long has been frustrated by the loud music that blasts into his Downtown residence from nearby clubs. He is among those thrilled that City Council on Monday unanimously approved a major overhaul of the city’s ...

VCU receives $4M to address lack of diversity and equity in health sciences

Virginia Commonwealth University’s five health science schools are committing $4 million to enroll and train more minority students in an effort to increase the diversity, equity and inclusivity of health care in Virginia and beyond.

Matthews, Omega Psi Phi and Armstrong-Walker honored

Joseph E. “Joey” Matthews received City Council’s recog- nition award Monday night for his volunteer efforts to collect and distribute food, clothes and household items to people in Richmond.

Free van service helps public housing residents get to work

Myra Griffin has found the biggest problem placing people in jobs is transportation.

Fifth Street Baptist, Richmond Convention Center free Thanksgiving meal sites

Two free Thanksgiving dinners are being prepared for the Richmond community.

The history behind ‘parents’ rights’ in schools

The movement for “parents’ rights” saw many of its candidates come up short in this year’s midterm elections. But if history is any guide, the cause is sure to live on — in one form or another.