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Artists Dustin Klein and Alex Criqui, whose projections on the Lee monument gained national attention, receive grant for new works

Richmond lighting artists Dustin Klein and Alex Criqui drew national attention 18 months ago in projecting the faces of Black thinkers, activists and victims of police violence nightly on the pedestal of the Lee monument on Monument Avenue.

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YMCA makes deal on Downtown building

The YMCA of Greater Richmond could become a model for nonprofits seeking to gain revenue from old buildings, while keeping them in operation.

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Former Delegate Flora D. Crittenden of Newport News succumbs at 97

Former Delegate Flora D. Crittenden, a member of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus who represented Newport News in the House of Delegates from 1993 to 2004, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. She was 97.

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Heytens confirmed for seat on 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

The lawyer who won the legal battle to bring down the giant state-owned statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue is on his way to the federal bench.

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Teen gun ban remains intact

A federal ban on gun sales to young people who are old enough to vote but have not reached the drinking age of 21 is still the law—for now.

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30 city employees face possible firing over COVID-19 vaccination mandate

With the City of Richmond just days away from the Oct. 1 deadline for all employees to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, all but 30 workers have gotten the vaccine or filed religious or medical exemptions to the city mandate.

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Golden Nugget donates $1M to Virginia’s HBCUs

A $1 million donation to the five historically Black universities in Virginia.

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RAA earns re-accreditation

The Richmond Ambulance Authority still ranks among the top ambulance companies in the country despite personnel shortages that have slowed its responses to emergency calls.

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Premier Bank, which traces its history to Maggie L. Walker, sold to Ohio banking company

The bank that history-making business pioneer Maggie L. Walker founded and led in Richmond soon will be under new ownership.

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VUU freshman football player collapses during practice and dies

Virginia Union University is mourning the death of freshman football player Quandarius Wilburn, who collapsed and died Sunday afternoon as the team worked out.

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