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A regional effort to address affordable housing needs is underway with two rounds of meetings in Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico. Read more

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The Richmond Memorial Health Foundation asked local advisors how to give away its millions. They had some big ideas. Read more

Sunday Story

Superintendent's "Dreams4RPS" plan aims to ensure that each graduate leaves high school ready for college, a living-wage job or national service. Read more

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Can we cast aside the old narrative of white supremacy and tell a more inclusive version? Read more

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An agreement with the city opens the door to a faster pace of affordable housing development. Read more

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Circles RVA’s mission is to help people move out of poverty. Read more

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Medicaid expansion in Virginia and a new player in the ACA marketplace in metro Richmond should increase access to heath care coverage in 2019. Read more

Health

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

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

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

Sunday Story

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

Education

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. Read 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. Read more

Sunday Story

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

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