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RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different...

Richmond’s Next Mayor? Get To Know Dr. Danny Avula

Here’s my conversation with Dr. Danny Avula, candidate for Mayor of Richmond VA. This completes the set of all my conversations with Richmond’s prospective Mayors for November 2024. One of these people is going to be leading the city next year. Who it’s going to be is...

Dystopian View of VCU’s Graduation Walkout

The Greater Richmond Convention Center has undoubtedly experienced more prosperous times. The recent walkout by Virginia Commonwealth University graduates highlighted a series of declining events in Richmond, marked by police confrontations during protests and the...

RVA 5X5 Deep Dive: Parking Decks, Debt & Trap Doors

On Wednesday afternoon at 3:00pm in City Council Chambers, City Council will vote and approve the plan presented by the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to allow the city to issue $170 million in bonds to pay for the new baseball stadium on ten acres...

Richmond Driver in a Hurry Versus Massive Sinkhole

On Thursday afternoon, a vehicle was swallowed by a sinkhole on Strawberry Street in Richmond, close to the Department of Motor Vehicles, following a water main break that had occurred earlier in the day. The Richmond Police Department received a report of the...

DEA Plans to Reclassify Marijuana: Understanding the Impact

In a groundbreaking shift that would redefine the landscape of American drug policy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking at reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. This initiative, revealed by sources to The Associated Press, involves...

RVA 5×5 | Substantial Doubt of Competency, More Meals Tax Issues

While the Mayor and friends were busy celebrating the AAA bond rating upgrade atop City Hall, inside the lower levels the city continues to fall apart. Most notably, the meals tax fiasco that we were told was being handled and improved is showing more and different signs of being more dysfunctional than we thought. The latest is an astonishing...

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RVA 5x5 _ Substantial Doubt of Competency, MOre Meals Tax Issues by Jon Baliles_photo by Taber Andrew Bain_RVA Magazine 2024

Richmond’s Next Mayor? Get To Know Dr. Danny Avula

Here’s my conversation with Dr. Danny Avula, candidate for Mayor of Richmond VA. This completes the set of all my conversations with Richmond’s prospective Mayors for November 2024. One of these people is going to be leading the city next year. Who it’s going to be is ultimately up to us. I encourage you to compare and contrast them, but...

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Dr Danny Avula for mayor by Chrisitan Detres_RVA Magazine 2024

Dystopian View of VCU’s Graduation Walkout

The Greater Richmond Convention Center has undoubtedly experienced more prosperous times. The recent walkout by Virginia Commonwealth University graduates highlighted a series of declining events in Richmond, marked by police confrontations during protests and the Governor's contentious measures on education. Before entering the building, a...

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Dystopian View of VCU's Graduation Walkout_Goad Gatsby_RVA Magazine 2024

RVA 5X5 Deep Dive: Parking Decks, Debt & Trap Doors

On Wednesday afternoon at 3:00pm in City Council Chambers, City Council will vote and approve the plan presented by the Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) to allow the city to issue $170 million in bonds to pay for the new baseball stadium on ten acres that will be surrounded by about 57 acres of new development built out over...

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Diamond-District-outline_RVA Magazine 2024

Richmond Driver in a Hurry Versus Massive Sinkhole

On Thursday afternoon, a vehicle was swallowed by a sinkhole on Strawberry Street in Richmond, close to the Department of Motor Vehicles, following a water main break that had occurred earlier in the day. The Richmond Police Department received a report of the sinkhole at 1:42 p.m. and promptly responded to the scene. Upon arrival, officers...

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Richmond-sinkhole-2024_RVA Magazine

DEA Plans to Reclassify Marijuana: Understanding the Impact

In a groundbreaking shift that would redefine the landscape of American drug policy, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is looking at reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. This initiative, revealed by sources to The Associated Press, involves moving marijuana from Schedule I — a category reserved for the most dangerous...

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DEA Plans to Reclassify Marijuana_RVA Magazine 2024

Police Crackdown on VCU Campus Palestine Protests

Once again in Richmond, law enforcement showed little restraint against protesters. Protests against the United States' involvement in Gaza have been ongoing in Richmond on a regular basis for nearly seven months. The first rally in Richmond since Israel began major military operations in Gaza after October 7 was a community-led march on...

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Police Crackdown on VCU Campus Palestine Protests by Goad Gatsby 2024_RVA Magazine