Jeff Bourne

The Richmond City Democratic Committee on Thursday endorsed candidates in 17 of the 18 City Council and School Board races. more

Oct 7, 2016 9:15 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

The Richmond Crusade for Voters on Tuesday night voted to endorse Joe Morrissey, a former commonwealth’s attorney and state delegate, in the mayoral election. more

Sep 21, 2016 9:45 AM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

The Richmond Education Association on Wednesday afternoon endorsed Levar Stoney’s campaign for Richmond mayor, as well candidates in 16 of the 18 Richmond City Council and Richmond School Board races. more

Sep 14, 2016 3:35 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

After ruling out a mayoral bid and considering a campaign for Richmond City Council, Richmond School Board chairman Jeff Bourne has decided to seek reelection more

Jun 7, 2016 4:30 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

No schools will close as a result of Richmond Public Schools operational budget shortfall, a majority of board members decided in a surprise vote late Monday night. more

May 17, 2016 9:30 AM Education

The additional funding Richmond City Council is expected to allocate for city schools won’t be enough to keep school closures and other cost cutting measures off the table, said RPS Superintendent Dana Bedden Wednesday morning. more

May 4, 2016 1:10 PM Education

Hundreds rallied at Richmond City Hall on Monday in support of public education. more

Apr 12, 2016 11:30 AM Education

The proposed closures would save $3 million for the division, which is working to close an $18 million funding shortfall in the wake of Mayor Dwight C. Jones’ proposed budget. more

Apr 5, 2016 10:00 AM News

Richmond School Board chairman Jeff Bourne in an interview Tuesday morning ruled out joining a crowded field of candidates in Richmond’s mayoral race. more

Mar 29, 2016 3:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Former Governor and Richmond Mayor L. Douglas Wilder will host a forum for potential and declared mayoral candidates in early April. more

Mar 17, 2016 3:45 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Richmond City Council and the Richmond School Board met Monday as the school district grapples with an $18 million shortfall for the upcoming year. more

Mar 14, 2016 4:00 PM News


photo by Ash Daniel

Facing a likely $18 million shortfall for the upcoming school year, Richmond Public Schools Superintendent Dana Bedden delivered in his annual “State of RPS” address an urgent call to fully fund the school system’s proposed budget. more

Mar 11, 2016 10:00 AM Education

The Richmond Public Schools administration floated a plan to close six schools to stave off a potential funding shortfall.The closures, and several other cuts, would save the division $12.6 million for the upcoming school year more

Mar 8, 2016 9:30 AM Education

More than 200 Richmond Public Schools teachers, parents, students and supporters rallied on the steps of City Hall Wednesday afternoon to advocate for more funding for the cash-strapped school division. more

Feb 10, 2016 7:00 PM Education

Doug Wilder

courtesy of L. Douglas Wilder

Amid rumors that he is mulling a mayoral run in 2016, former gov. and mayor L. Douglas Wilder penned a blistering, blustering guest column in Sunday’s Richmond Times-Dispatch. Here are our five takeaways. more

Feb 8, 2016 1:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

The Richmond School Board adopts a budget that asks City Council for $18 million more to boost teacher pay, hire more staffers and work on academic improvement. more

Feb 2, 2016 10:00 AM Education

In his final State of the City address Thursday evening, Mayor Dwight C. Jones announced a proposal to include on the November ballot an advisory referendum on raising the city’s real estate tax rate to fund public schools projects. more

Jan 29, 2016 10:15 AM News 4 Comments

Jack Berry, executive director of Venture Richmond, confirmed Monday that he is mulling a run in the city's 2016 mayoral election. more

Jan 19, 2016 12:20 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections 1 Comments

The election to succeed Mayor Dwight C. Jones is a year from now. Is it too soon to start speculating on who might replace him? Of course not. more

Nov 3, 2015 10:40 AM NEWS & FEATURES 1 Comments

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