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The Junior League of Richmond is raising $35,000 to buy a container-enclosed garden for residents in the city's East End. more

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Over the next two years, a pair of nonprofits will provide more than 20,000 students in Richmond Public Schools with free vision screenings and cover the cost of eye exams and glasses. more

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People all over Richmond: Come together to give our most vulnerable children a chance to dance. more

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Richmond's City Council and School Board move toward agreement on the proposed RVA Education Compact Resolution. more

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Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Dorothy Jaeckle talks about challenges and priorities for 2017, and addresses the controversy over some of her recent comments about increased poverty and the rising number of English learners in county schools. more

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In response to conditions at Rudd's Trailer Park in Richmond, a network of nonprofits is developing strategies that would benefit mobile home residents throughout the region and state. For residents at Rudd's, changes can't some soon enough. more

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While the city fights to regain financial stability, entrepreneurs and residents are providing a much-needed infusion of energy. more

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Persuading the Virginia General Assembly to adjust the LCI formula used to dole out dollars for public education is going to be a tough sell, state lawmakers told Richmond City Council members Wednesday. more

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Richmond has missed out on a federal grant that would have jump-started an ambitious plan to overhaul the Creighton Court public housing complex in the city’s East End. more

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Having a vote means having a voice, says Tammie Hagen, a community organizer with the New Virginia Majority. That's why she's pounding the pavement, encouraging those who have served time to seek restoration of their rights and register to vote. more

Sunday Story

The city says their homes are unsafe; they say the city just wants them out. more

Sunday Story

With the help of military school, boxing and a circle of community support, a young man transitions from juvenile offender to boxing champ and youth counselor. more

Sunday Story

For decades the city steered its poorest African-American residents to dense housing projects. Now, it’s launching a massive plan to repair the damage inflicted upon families in a community where good intentions aren’t enough. more

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The Cauldron of Jackson Ward Series (Part 1 of 3): From his father’s storefront, civil rights activist James E. Jackson Jr. saw the plight of exploited black workers and his community’s stand against racism — both touchstones for his life’s work. more

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A teacher’s view of the job during teacher appreciation week in a cash-strapped district in a cash-strapped city. more

Sunday Story

A presentation on the region's poverty and what Richmond is doing about it takes an unexpected — and revealing — emotional turn. more

Sunday Story

A forum on homelessness in the city turns to what happens to those who count on services at Monroe Park when it closes for renovation this spring. more

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Admire her or not, Ruby Payne has something to say about what the poor and middle-class need to do to tackle poverty — and she’s coming to Richmond to say it. more

Sunday Story

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

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Can the city undo 60 years of failed public housing policy? more

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