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RVA Beard League dominates the competition at the Great American Beard and Moustache Championship. more

Oct 4, 2016 5:03 PM News

Another day, another list landing: This time, Richmond is ranked as the 28th best place to live, according to nationally recognized ranking resource U.S. News & World Report. more

Mar 3, 2016 9:22 AM NEWS & FEATURES 1 Comments

With each passing day, the 2016 Richmond mayoral field becomes a more crowded affair. more

Feb 18, 2016 12:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

A Southside trailer park at the center of a federal lawsuit lodged against the city is now on the auction block. more

Feb 12, 2016 11:00 AM News

Doug Wilder

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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

Whispers of a L. Douglas Wilder bid in the city's 2016 mayoral election prove too intriguing to ignore. more

Feb 4, 2016 12:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

The Richmond Times-Dispatch hosted its 62nd public square on Wednesday, the first of 2016, that posed a simple question: What does Richmond want in its next mayor? more

Feb 3, 2016 5:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Sourcebook 2016 editor Samantha Willis introduces the issue and shares a sneak peek inside more

Jan 26, 2016 2:36 PM

From our first action-adventure physician mayor William Foushee until the present predicament, Richmond's wrestled with how best to govern itself and and where the municipal majesty of democracy should occur. more

Jan 15, 2016 3:42 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

A standing room only crowd of more than 250 showed up to the Richmond Public Library Tuesday night to have a say in the design of a memorial for African-American businesswoman Maggie Walker. more

Jan 12, 2016 9:00 PM News 1 Comments

Michelle Mosby, one of two declared candidates in the city's 2016 mayoral race, kicks off a three-day symposium over coffee beneath a staircase at the Library of Virginia. more

Jan 12, 2016 2:00 PM Field Notes: 2016 Elections

Richmond City Council President Michelle Mosby says there’s no apology on the way for an offensive comment she allegedly directed at a colleague in a closed meeting last week because she did not make them. more

Jan 11, 2016 12:00 PM News

Ten people have submitted applications to fill the soon-to-be-open West End seat on the Richmond School Board. Glen Sturtevant, who has held the seat since 2012, is expected to step down next week when he is sworn into the Virginia Senate. more

Jan 8, 2016 5:00 PM Education


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Supt. Dana Bedden’s $298 million estimate of needs for the 2017 school year includes $8.4 million to "decompress" the division’s compensation salary step scale. About 10 teachers advocated for the proposal Monday night at City Hall. more

Jan 4, 2016 10:00 PM Education

Pleasants Hardware is closing its flagship store on West Broad Street at the end of February and will be laying off employees. more

Dec 31, 2015 2:49 PM News

As the new year dawns, we take a look back at some of our top stories of 2015, and Richmond magazine staffers' favorite articles and videos more

Dec 30, 2015 2:21 PM

A longer conversation with Susan Roberson, the director of Richmond Public Schools’ nutrition services, and Marsha Taylor, the district’s new dietitian, on the new, healthier school cafeteria menus. more

Dec 29, 2015 2:52 PM NEWS & FEATURES 1 Comments


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Richmond Public Schools Supt. Dana Bedden on Monday introduced his administration’s statement of needs for the 2016-17 school year, which requests an additional $26.5 million in operational funding for the cash-strapped school division. more

Dec 15, 2015 10:00 AM Education

Ana Edwards

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Speakers at a Thursday afternoon press conference, organized by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality, touted an alternative proposal to memorialize Shockoe Bottom’s slave-trading history that expands beyond the Lumpkin’s Jail site. more

Dec 10, 2015 3:30 PM News

Who had good year? And who didn’t? The year that was, summed up more

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