Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Amazon is expanding its footprint in Richmond.
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Local lawyer and activist Paul Goldman says he has collected more than 14,000 signatures for a referendum on Richmond’s coliseum redevelopment deal.
The referendum is aimed at the special taxing zone, known as a tax increment financing district, that is a key part of how the city plans to pay for its $600 million share of the project. All new taxes generated in the TIF district would go to paying off the coliseum. But if voters approve the proposed referendum, it would require that 51% of the new tax money go to schools, not the coliseum.
In honor of National Summer Learning Week, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is highlighting a new summer program for the city's children.
More than 1,000 elementary and middle school students from Richmond Public Schools are participating in the YMCA Power Scholars Academy. The Power Scholars summer program is a partnership between the city, the school district and community partners including the YMCA of Greater Richmond. Students will spend six hours each day learning in and out of the classroom.
Residents of Richmond’s Southside say flooding has become an acute problem in their neighborhood.
At a town hall Wednesday night, residents complained about a lack of functioning drainage and standing water that lasts for days. The problem has been made worse by higher than average rainfall over the last few years.
Bennie Gates, who lives off of Midlothian Turnpike, said constant flooding at his home has drawn wild animals and become a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
The RVA Street Art Festival announced it is returning, with local and international artists using the floodwall on Dock Street as their canvas.
There will be a special General Assembly session next week called by Gov. Northam in response to the Virginia Beach mass shooting. Many local officials are asking state lawmakers to allow them to ban weapons in municipal buildings.
At a press conference Tuesday, Richmond Police Chief Will Smith pleaded for support in the investigation.
Richmond City Council has approved an ordinance banning guns from city buildings and parks. Richmond would need the state legislators to change the law in order for the ordinance to actually take effect.
Consultants hired for the redesign of the GRTC bus system are firing back at a Virginia Commonwealth University report, which claimed the new routes disadvantaged low-income communities.