GRTC & Bon Secours unveil new bus shelter in Richmond’s East End

GRTC and Bon Secours have teamed together to unveil 14 new bus stops complete with enhancements to allow more comfort to those who must wait for public transportation. Amenities include benches, trash cans, and one-to three-sided shelters.

  Biden boosting world vaccine sharing commitment to 80M doses

It would mark the first time that U.S.-controlled doses of vaccines authorized for use in the country will be shared overseas, as domestic demand for the shots has dropped significantly in recent weeks.
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Virus testing strategies, opinions vary widely in US schools

Education and health officials around the country have taken different approaches to testing students and staff members.

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Va. Senate Republicans call on Gov. Northam to lift remaining COVID-19 restrictions

More than 7.1 million vaccine doses administered | Over 3.2 million Virginians receive first dose

Driver killed in crash after striking tree in Chesterfield identified

  Kids and investing: ways to help them learn how to save for the future

  News to Know for May 17: Mask-wearing in schools; RPS school board meeting; Tax deadline; DMV hours update

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  88% of children covered by monthly payments starting in July

The payments are part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, which expanded the child tax credit for one year and made it possible to pre-pay the benefits on a monthly basis.

RPS to hold vaccine clinic for students age 12+ at George Wythe

Richmond school leaders to discuss authority over building schools, approve next year’s budget

  Powhatan 12-year-old girl located safe, police say

  Teen boy missing from Powhatan; police find no link to missing 12 year old

  Richmond’s First Baptist Church unveils shower renovations for the homeless

VSP responds to I-95 vehicle fire

Review finds use of force justified in Va. Beach mass shooting

Police investigating Saturday night homicide

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  Report: Microsoft investigated Gates before he left board

When he left Microsoft’s board last year, Gates said he was stepping down to focus on philanthropy.

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Team Quinn tees off to fight ALS

Springers’ Gilliam pulls in Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year honors

Kelvin Gilliam Jr. was named Gatorade Virginia Player of the Year on Thursday, the first Highland Springs player to earn the honor.

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  Busch Gardens modifies mask requirement for fully vaccinated guests

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Attorneys: Man shot by deputy was in mental health crisis

  Restaurant owners ready to hire as state mask mandate is lifted

Mechanicsville native presented with Commanding Officer’s coin during virtual ceremony in Italy

The ceremony was held at Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Europe Africa Central in Naples, Italy.

Maggie L. Walker NHS seeks talented teens for virtual summer leadership institute

Chesterfield seeks input on $25 million Otterdale Road project

Tri-City Chili Peppers announce stadium will open to full capacity

  Northam lifting mask mandate; capacity, social distancing restrictions to end May 28

Virginia State Police investigating officer-involved fatal shooting in Grottoes