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Richmond won’t say if ’15 financial report will be filed on time

A day after the city of Richmond completed its long-delayed 2014 comprehensive annual financial report, top finance officials declined to say whether they expect to finish this year’s edition of the report by the state’s Nov. 30 deadline.

State Board of Education revised accreditation standards account for progress

Virginia’s Board of Education announced Tuesday that it was revising its accreditation standards in an effort to better reflect the progress individual schools are making.

Public Square 59: Stories to tell — exploring Richmond's archives

Doing some genealogical research? Looking for an obituary? Writing a book, a paper or a thesis? Or just interested in local history?

Richmond won’t say if ’15 financial report will be filed on time

A day after the city of Richmond completed its long-delayed 2014 comprehensive annual financial report, top finance officials declined to say whether they expect to finish this year’s edition of the report by the state’s Nov. 30 deadline.

Onetime neighborhood linchpin shutting down

The William Byrd Community House, an influential force for early childhood education and helping low-income families, is in the process of shutting down, according to the organization’s former executive director.

E-signatures for absentee ballots spark debate at elections board

A partisan battle over absentee voting broke out Tuesday at a State Board of Elections meeting, with Republicans warning that a new policy has opened the door to electronic voter fraud and Democrats dismissing the charge as unverified and overblown.

DanChem debuts new facility for ‘novel chemicals’

Danville’s DanChem Technologies Inc. finally unveiled its production facility with its newest partner Rivertop Renewables on Tuesday.

Former Floyd County assistant treasurer to serve six years for embezzlement

FLOYD — The former assistant treasurer of Floyd County will spend six years in jail after she admitted to embezzling close to $40,000 from taxpayers over several years.

$20 million bequest creates new fund at The Community Foundation

James M. Frye was not a wealthy man when he retired from Philip Morris in 1988, but he was a savvy investor whose fortunes grew into a $20 million bequest celebrated Tuesday by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.

Dinwiddie sheriff defends use of racial slur during interrogation

A video, obtained Tuesday by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, shows Sheriff D.T. "Duck" Adams used the N-word twice when talking to Michael Edward Elmore.

A cheetah cub and lab mix puppy are unlikely BFFs at Metro Richmond Zoo

They might not be the likeliest of friends, but Kumbali, a cheetah cub, and Kago, a lab mix puppy, have formed an unlikely friendship at the Metro Richmond Zoo.

Schapiro: Norment-Saslaw debate a reminder of old-school Senate

NEWPORT NEWS At two points during their debate Monday night, Tommy Norment and Dick Saslaw showed just how out of step they are with the new politics of the Virginia Senate.

Pair injured in South Richmond shooting

Two people were injured in a South Richmond shooting shortly after midnight Tuesday morning.

McAuliffe tells local governments K-12 spending 'No.1 priority' for budget

Gov. Terry McAuliffe told local government officials Tuesday that spending for K-12 education will be the “No. 1 priority” of the two-year state budget he will introduce in December.

Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice gets federal grant

The Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice has received a $700,000 federal grant to improve community re-entry and other services for juveniles.

Memorial honoring slain Richmond officers to get new home

A Richmond police memorial for officers who lost their lives in the line of duty is slated to receive a new home near the Virginia War Memorial Carillon at William Byrd Park.

City taps police department for interim deputy administrator

Mayor Dwight C. Jones said he’s appointed Deputy Police Chief John J. Buturla to serve as the city’s interim deputy chief administrative officer for operations.

70-year-old driver seriously hurt when car hits Panera Bread in Colonial Heights

The 70-year-old driver of a car that slammed into the rear of the Panera Bread store in Colonial Heights was transported by helicopter to VCU Medical Center today with serious injuries, authorities said.

In first year, Virginia issued 2,670 marriage licenses to same-sex couples

Virginia has issued 2,670 marriage licenses and 70 birth certificates to same-sex couples since the state began issuing marriage licenses to such couples a year ago Tuesday, according to Attorney General Mark R. Herring.

Ashland given extension to tell state what it plans to do with theater

A townwide power outage left part of the Ashland Town Council meeting in the dark Tuesday night, but the interruption wasn’t enough to draw the curtain on discussion about the future of the Ashland Theater.

Federal Clean Power Plan rules prompt debate across Virginia

As Virginia considers how to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon reduction mandate, utilities continue to warn of higher electricity bills, while renewable energy advocates see a chance to expand in a state that relies almost entirely on coal, natural gas and uranium for its power supply.



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