School Board approves 2024-25 RPS budget

In a meeting Tuesday, the Richmond School Board approved the Richmond Public Schools budget for the 2024-25 school year.

Addison announces run for mayor

Richmond City Councilman Andreas D. Addison launched his campaign for mayor Wednesday morning, touting his experience in politics, business and the community as a boon for the city’s future leadership.

Student brings loaded gun to elementary school, police say

The Richmond Police Department announced a student brought a loaded gun to Oak Grove-Bellemeade Elementary School on Tuesday, following reports of a gun on school property.

YWCA Richmond announces 2024 Class of Outstanding Women Awards honorees

For more than 40 years, YWCA Richmond has recognized accomplished women leaders in the Richmond community who one LinkedIn article described as “modeling resilience, empowering their teams to embrace change, learning from failures and persisting in the face of adversity.”

Library of Virginia hosts Weinstein Author Series

The Library of Virginia’s 2024 Carole Weinstein Author Series topics will focus on history, literature and the interwoven experiences of Virginians. The series, free and open to the public, will take place on select dates throughout 2024 from 6 p.m. ...

Maymont’s new otter needs a name

Louis the otter has a new friend at The Robins Nature Center at Maymont. A three-year-old female otter is expected to make her debut in March and Maymont wants the public’s help selecting her name.

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues

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

Youngkin, Earle-Sears join annual anti-abortion demonstration in Richmond

Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears, both Republicans, joined thousands of Virginia activists Wednesday for an annual anti-abortion demonstration, where attendees denounced Democratic lawmakers who have blocked proposed restrictions since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

Driving while Black

A recent court ruling declaring that the Richmond Police Department stops African-American drivers far more often than other demographics is being questioned by federal prosecutors.

VLBC sees progress

The Virginia Legislative Black Caucus announced progress in its legislative agenda in terms of voter rights, criminal justice, education, arrest and confinement, and more.

Lawmakers take up ‘skill games,’ minimum wage, marijuana as Assembly hits midpoint deadline

Virginia lawmakers plowed through hundreds of bills Tuesday as they reached a key deadline for this year’s legislative session.

Youngkins’ announce high school essay contest

Gov. Glenn Youngkin, First Lady Suzanne S. Youngkin and the Virginia Council on Women have announced the 13th Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Healthcare (STEAM-H) essay contest. The contest is open to female high school seniors who plan ...

R.E.B. Awards nomination deadline is Feb. 20

The deadline is approaching for the R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence, a program of the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond, which recognizes public schoolteachers who distinguish themselves with inspiring classroom performance.

President’s Day 2024

In observance of the President’s Day holiday on Monday, Feb. 19, please note the following:

VCU alum Jeffrey Blount to discuss new book

Award-winning author Jeffrey Blount will discuss his new book, “Mr. Jimmy From Around the Way,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Virginia Commonwealth University’s James Branch Cabell Library.