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Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID-19 continues.

City cuts tax bills on vehicles 20 percent

The value of used vehicles has soared, but the rising prices will have far less impact on the yearly tax that Richmond residents are required to pay on their cars and trucks.

VSU’s new academic building scheduled for 2024 opening

Virginia State University students studying the Harlem Renaissance, American history or trends in education will soon do so in an expansive new academic building that the university promises to provide “transformational academic experiences.

GRTC extends free fares

As anticipated, free rides will continue on GRTC for another year, without any additional subsidy from Richmond taxpayers.

Richmond student honored for efforts to end stigma about menstruation

A Richmond student, who has led an effort to ensure all girls, no matter their income, have access to menstrual products, has been recognized by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Winsome Earle-Sears wants Supreme Court to limit race-based admissions

Virginia’s Black lieutenant governor and the state Conference of the NAACP are sharply divided over affirmative action in higher education admissions.

Richmond’s last Confederate monument to come down – A.P. Hill on North Side

The last standing Confederate monument in Richmond is on the way out.

History marker going up for Shockoe Hill African Burying Ground; mixed results on Confederate markers

A new state history marker to a long forgotten Black cemetery in Richmond is on the way, while two highway markers to the city’s Confederate past have been removed.

City Council approves new 2022-23 budget

The new blueprint for City Hall spending after July 1 that includes significant pay jumps for city employees is now in place.

Fox students get warm welcome at Clark Springs Elementary building

Students from Fox Elementary School started their first day of classes Monday at their new home—Clark Springs Elementary School, which will be their temporary campus for the remainder of the school year.

RPS chief operating officer quits

Alana Gonzalez, the chief operating officer for Richmond Public Schools, has submitted her resignation, effective Friday, May 20.

2nd casino referendum to proceed regardless of state budget language, city official says

The question of whether Richmond should have a casino-resort in South Side will once again be on the November ballot, according to the city’s director of economic development.

City Council wants more time to study, consider collective bargaining

City Council hit the pause button Monday on authorizing collective bargaining for city employees.

Free COVID-19 testing, vaccines

Free community testing for COVID- 19 continues.

Free Press wins 15 awards in annual VPA contest

The Richmond Free Press continues its 30-year tradition of award-winning excellence.