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Make a Difference: Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board

The City of Richmond has announced the formation of the Richmond Civilian Review Board and is seeking dedicated residents to serve on this vital body. This is a unique opportunity for community members to play a significant role in fostering transparency, trust, and...

Editorial Roundtable on the Richmond & Virginia Elections 

As we find ourselves in the middle point of summer, the upcoming months will bring pivotal decisions for our community as we elect our next mayor, city council and school board members followed by the gubernatorial election next year. Over the past few months, we have...

News or Noise: How Irresponsible Journalism Threatens Our Democracy

Immediately after the first presidential debate, journalists wasted no time amplifying Biden’s poor performance. And so the narrative begins. Or rather, continues. Over the last few years, news outlets have been reporting on the advanced ages of both presidential...

Richmond: A Perspective on CNN’s #1 Ranking

Yesterday, Richmond, Virginia, was named the number one town to visit in America by CNN, and as someone who has lived in Richmond for 26 years, it is natural that I would have some mixed feelings. We all know Richmond is special, but articles like this, while exciting...

Richmond Named No. 1 ‘America’s Best Town To Visit’

CNN just crowned Richmond as the No. 1 best town to visit in the U.S. this year. CNN travel editors explored the country, searching for cities full of things to do, loads of personality, and not typically swarming with tourists. Richmond topped the list for several...

RVA 5×5 | Bonding With (Or Against) The People?

There has been a lot of activity across the region recently about bond ratings and localities issuing bonds. It is a timely comparison of priorities of local leaders, a glimpse of a possible future, and what happens if you have people in charge who worry more about...

Make a Difference: Join the Richmond Civilian Review Board

The City of Richmond has announced the formation of the Richmond Civilian Review Board and is seeking dedicated residents to serve on this vital body. This is a unique opportunity for community members to play a significant role in fostering transparency, trust, and accountability within the Richmond Police Department. The Richmond Civilian...

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Editorial Roundtable on the Richmond & Virginia Elections 

As we find ourselves in the middle point of summer, the upcoming months will bring pivotal decisions for our community as we elect our next mayor, city council and school board members followed by the gubernatorial election next year. Over the past few months, we have engaged with numerous candidates in those races and covered the sentiments...

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Richmond: A Perspective on CNN’s #1 Ranking

Yesterday, Richmond, Virginia, was named the number one town to visit in America by CNN, and as someone who has lived in Richmond for 26 years, it is natural that I would have some mixed feelings. We all know Richmond is special, but articles like this, while exciting and interesting, also highlights ongoing concerns we have about what the...

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The Lake: The ‘World’s Largest Surf Park’ in Chesterfield Update

Progress is finally visible at The Lake the expansive mixed-use development near River City Sportsplex in Chesterfield, featuring what's been promoted as the 'world's largest surf park'. The first surf park on the East Coast – and supposedly the largest of its kind in the world – is coming to Chesterfield County, we’ve learned this morning....

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The Lake_The Worlds Largest Surf Park in Chesterfield update_RVA Magazine 2024

Richmond Named No. 1 ‘America’s Best Town To Visit’

CNN just crowned Richmond as the No. 1 best town to visit in the U.S. this year. CNN travel editors explored the country, searching for cities full of things to do, loads of personality, and not typically swarming with tourists. Richmond topped the list for several standout reasons: Museums: Richmond is home to a variety of top-tier museums....

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RVA 5×5 | Bonding With (Or Against) The People?

There has been a lot of activity across the region recently about bond ratings and localities issuing bonds. It is a timely comparison of priorities of local leaders, a glimpse of a possible future, and what happens if you have people in charge who worry more about getting the big, shiny project than the people that end up paying for it. ...

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RVA 5x5_Bonding With (Or Against) The People by Jon Baliles_photo by Phil Scroggs_RVA Magazine 2024

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