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Over 72% of Virginians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. That number is even higher for Adults – 82%. Efforts to vaccinate the rest are continuing. Jahd Khalil tells us about a new program in Richmond.
Work to remove the pedestal that held up the statue of Robert E Lee on Richmond’s Monument Avenue started Monday. Workers removed the statue three months ago. Its final home hasn’t been decided yet. Jahd Khalil reports that when it comes to the monuments, context is everything.
After a year and a half of legal battles the Supreme Court of Virginia cleared Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to remove a statute of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from downtown Richmond Thursday. Brad Kutner has more.
Contractors began removing Confederate monuments located on city-owned land in Richmond Wednesday afternoon. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
After years of deliberation over Confederate icons, Richmond city council members voted last night to set the wheels in motion for the process of renaming the Robert E. Lee Memorial Bridge. Cat Modlin-Jackson has the story.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney outlined a plan to revise public safety Tuesday afternoon. His presentation came after weeks of demonstrations and repeated clashes between police and protestors. Cat Modlin-Jackson has the story.
Hundreds gathered on the steps of Richmond City Hall Tuesday to hear the apology of Mayor Levar Stoney. That’s after the city’s police force fired tear gas into a peaceful rally Monday evening. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Some 22,000 supporters of gun rights voiced their opposition today/Monday to legislation being considered by the General Assembly.
And, though they were less conspicuous, people calling for more restrictions on guns were also there.
Michael Pope and Mallory Noe-Payne share some of the voices around today’s/Monday’s rally at the state capitol.
Governor Ralph Northam is declaring a state of emergency in advance of rallies planned for the state capitol Monday.
Michael Pope reports.
Hundreds of members, and allies, of the transgender community will be in Richmond this weekend for one of the only trans conferences on the East Coast. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
Across Virginia fewer dogs and cats are being killed at shelters than ever before. In fact, 88% of dogs and cats in shelters now avoid euthanization. But animal welfare advocates want more. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Black residents in Richmond are more likely to be stopped by police than white residents. That’s according to data the police department has handed over to a grassroots group pushing for more police accountability. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Earlier this week, Virginia Beach began confiscating electric scooters, saying they violate city code. The two-wheeled machines are being dropped off in cities across Virginia, by a company called Bird Scooters. Mallory Noe-Payne went to chase one down.
Richmond is taking steps to end its cash bail system, and now some state lawmakers are pushing for similar changes in other parts of the state. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The corner of Broad and Belvidere is one of Richmond’s busiest intersections, and it’s about to get a bit busier. The intersection is now home to Richmond’s newest, and long anticipated, art museum. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
There’s a push to get students excited about computer science and tech. A new public high school in Richmond is tapping into that trend. But the school, called CodeRVA, isn’t just relying on innovative curriculum. It’s also an entirely different model of teaching, where school is a workplace. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
Filmmaker, comedian and writer John Waters is returning to Richmond’s Byrd Theatre with an all new, live Christmas show. Reporter Brad Kutner spoke with the so-called “Pope of filth” about the holidays and his favorite Christmas traditions ahead of this show.
The kids are probably out of school for a few days this week. For some families, that might mean finding some distraction at the local library. With so many other avenues for reading and buying books, not to mention other entertainment choices, have public libraries lost their significance in 2017? Jason Fuller has the story.
It’s not thanksgiving without turkey, stuffing and family, but some folks in Richmond take it a step further. For them, it’s not the Thanksgiving season without the annual Turducken bike polo tournament. Brad Kutner reports.
Much has been written about the decades when America’s baby boomers came of age. Now, as children raised in the 80’s step into leadership roles, some are looking back on that decade, and the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond is hosting a new show. Sandy Hausman reports.
Blood, guts, and space alien monsters bent on destroying earth. That’s what the metal band GWAR is known for internationally. It’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. But for those in Richmond, where the band calls home, it’s much, much more than noise. Brad Kutner reports.
Upwards of 200,000 people are expected to descend on Richmond this weekend for the 13th annual Folk Festival — three days of continuous music, dance, and food. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
If you’ve ever walked along the James River, you might have spotted a weird, oblong green or brown fruit hanging from a tree or rotting on the ground. But, the only thing weirder than the taste of this mysterious fruit is its story. Brad Kutner reports.
‘This is the Beginning of Bringing People Together,’ Residents Express Optimism After Richmond Rally
About half a dozen Neo-Confederates came from out of state to Richmond Saturday, stirring tensions and drawing hundreds of counter protesters. Many of the anti-racism protesters began their day at a unity rally at the city’s Maggie Walker monument. Mallory Noe-Payne covered the rally and has this report.
Despite some apparent disadvantages, Virginia Beach has joined the competition for Amazon’s new headquarters. And, a new high school in Richmond is breaking with tradition to try and give its students a head start on the future. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link at vpap.org. More now from Fred Echols.
A commission considering the future of Richmond’s Confederate monuments now has new orders. Last week, Mayor Levar Stoney directed the commission to include an examination of removal or relocation of the monuments. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
The Veterans Affairs hospital in Richmond has come under fire for using dogs in painful medical testing. Now a Congressman has stepped in to eliminate funding for the program. Mallory Noe- Payne has more.
Virginia launched a new PR campaign Monday to draw attention to the state’s quickly growing computer science industry. The campaign ties in neatly with Richmond Tech Week, which also kicked off Monday. Mallory Noe-Payne has more details.
Public transportation plays a big role in a community — helping people get to and from work and school. But now Richmond’s public transport agency is trying something new: workforce development. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
The disabled and elderly often rely on public transportation to get them where they need to go. Now, Richmond officials are hoping to make things a bit easier by partnering with a local tech start-up. Mallory Noe-Payne has details.
The mayor of Virginia’s capital city is weighing in on how to deal with Confederate monuments. Richmond mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday he’d like to revamp Monument Avenue. The broad tree-lined boulevard in Richmond features memorials to several Confederate generals.
It’s no surprise that millennials are flocking to America’s cities. But it may be a surprise which urban centers top the list. New data shows two Virginia cities are the most popular destinations in the country. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
Today kicks off Black Restaurant Week in Richmond. The city’s Office of Minority Business Development is encouraging the public to support the event, which promotes Richmond tourism and the city’s diverse food culture. Kelley Libby reports.
This past Saturday, over 1,000 Richmonders streamed down Monument Avenue in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, planned for this weekend. The March on Monument drew a crowd of advocates from all corners of the Richmond social justice community. Nicki Stein was there and filed this report.
After integration, historically black cemeteries around the state fell to the wayside, often unkempt, uncared for, and forgotten. Now a state lawmaker is hoping to bring them some much-needed attention. Mallory Noe-Payne has more.
If you don’t already have your Thanksgiving meal prepped and ready to go, don’t worry — it’s not too late. Reporter Mallory Noe-Payne attended a “Friendsgiving” in Richmond and brings us this last-minute inspiration.
Nearly a third of Virginia is farmland. But farms don’t always have to be in the countryside, they can on rooftops in cities and in small neighborhood gardens. One group in Richmond is training the next generation of URBAN farmers. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, they’re now offering a federally-approved certificate in urban farming.
The architecture firm responsible for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in D.C. has been brought on board to lead another historical project, this time here in Virginia. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.
This election year, illegal immigration has often been a talking point. So much so, it’s easy to lose sight of the country’s legal immigration process. In 2014, the U.S. welcomed almost 700,000 new citizens. It’s not an easy process, and for many it takes years. Mallory Noe-Payne attended a naturalization ceremony and filed this report.
The Governor announced Wednesday the first of a new type of grant, state dollars going towards housing and community development projects. The first two recipients of the Vibrant Community Initiative are in Richmond, and Blacksburg. Mallory Noe-Payne has this report.