Lamont Bagby viewed as favorite in Tuesday’s special Senate election

Henrico Democratic Delegate Lamont Bagby is poised to become the newest state senator from the Richmond area.

Ambulance charges may dramatically increase

City Hall is pressuring the Richmond Ambulance Authority to nearly triple its charge for transporting patients to hospitals or other treatment centers based on a consulting firm’s recommendation, the Free Press has learned.

Free testing, vaccines for COVID-19

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

Is popular PAL program ‘in limbo’?

Will the Richmond Police Athletic League offer spring and summer programs for the city’s youths?

VDOE says it will work with federal special education office on compliance issues

The Virginia Department of Education is prepared to cooperate with a federal office that found the state agency failing to comply with elements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Youngkin appoints Lisa Coons as superintendent of public instruction

Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday announced the appointment of Tennessee Chief Academic Officer Lisa Coons as Virginia’s 27th superintendent of public instruction. Dr. Coons’ appointment as the commonwealth’s chief school officer is effective Monday, April 17.


United Communities Against Crime, a local nonprofit organization run by Charles Willis, held a prayer vigil Thursday, March 16, 2023, for Tyrek Brandon, 21, who was murdered at the corner of Hull and 16th streets on Richmond’s South Side on ...

RPS proposes metal detectors and other devices to offset gun violence

In the wake of the shooting and deaths of multiple Richmond Public Schools students and ongoing concerns about school safety, RPS leaders are considering an estimated $1.3 million plan to expand the use of metal detectors in the city’s school ...

Researchers uncover their tangled roots

Virginia lawyer and retired public official Viola Baskerville has been intrigued by her family’s roots for more than 35 years.

Enrichmond groups may receive City Hall funding

City Hall has tucked $250,000 into that proposed 2023-24 budget that could help dozens of nonprofits groups that lost money when the Enrichmond Foundation collapsed last year.

Jason Rivera Torres has ‘Swagger’ on and off the court

When it comes to Jason Rivera Torres, he’s all about a full court press.

Youngkin announces affordable housing loans

The state will lend more than $18 million to create 10 affordable, income-restricted housing developments in the Richmond area, Gov. Glenn A. Youngkin has announced.

Bon Secours opening new South Side health clinic

Bon Secours is opening a new community health clinic in South Side to serve uninsured children and adults, although new nonprofits already operate similar clinics nearby.

Chesterfield announces housing choice vouchers

The waiting list for Virginia Housing and the Chesterfield- Colonial Heights Department of Social Services’ housing choice vouchers opens Thursday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for anyone who wants to submit an application.

Special education troubles continue for Virginia

The Virginia Department of Education continues to shirk its responsibility to ensure students with mental and emotional disabilities secure a free, appropriate public education, or FAPE in educational jargon, according to the U.S. Department of Education.