With the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, safe drinking water is a high priority nationwide, especially for children. Beginning July 1st, schools in Virginia will be required to test their potable water for lead.
The City of Richmond is celebrating National Bring Your Dog To Work Day in a big way, hosting shelter dogs from Richmond Animal Care and Control Friday afternoon in an effort to find them forever homes.
The commission includes well-respected community and city leaders from a wide variety of perspectives and viewpoints, who will solicit public feedback and make official recommendations on how to add context to, rather than outright remove, the city’s Confederate statues.
Ralph Northam (D) will face Ed Gillespie (R) on the ballot for governor this November; Justin Fairfax (D) takes on Jill Vogel (R); a look at local House, Sheriff, and Board of Supervisors races, and the noticeable gap in turnout by party.
The project will see the transformation of the former Quality Inn at 3200 W. Broad Street into 200 units of mixed-income rental housing, retail space, and other community amenities with close access to a bike share center and the GRTC Pulse.
Monroe Park will reopen next spring with a slew of improvements if work remains on schedule, but rival factions are battling over whether to modernize the park with contemporary features or make it look as it did during its heyday in the early 1900s.