Women’s Equality Coalition releases legislative agenda

The Women’s Equality Coalition is supporting  a legislative agenda focusing on issues  ranging from Medicaid expansion and birth control to redistricting and no-excuse absentee voting. Coalition representatives from Progress Virginia, Community Mobilization for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia and their supporters called on lawmakers to advance rights and programs for women and families. Coalition members […]

Incoming, outgoing governors outline priorities

As a priority for the legislative session that begins Wednesday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam are calling for universal background checks for gun sales. “These measures are crucial for the safety of our communities,” Northam said. He cited a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that gun homicides had increased by 59 percent in Virginia […]

Senate Democrats announce legislative plans

Senate Democrats said Tuesday they are excited to work with Gov.-elect Ralph Northam and continue Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s progress in this year’s General Assembly session. Senate Democratic Caucus Chair Mamie Locke of Hampton said Virginia generated more than 200,000 new jobs and has enjoyed a “thriving economy” under McAuliffe. “Virginians want economic security,” Locke said. “We must keep trends moving […]

Reynolds CC to offer floral design course

Reynolds Community College will offer a 14-week “Introduction to Floral Design” class as part of its spring semester offerings. “Introduction to Floral Design” is being offered on the Parham Road Campus on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. starting Jan. 24, and on the Goochland Campus on Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 9:05 p.m. starting Jan. 23.  David Pippin, […]

Thornton, Nelson to lead Henrico supervisors

Henrico’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday night selected its chairman and vice chairman during its first meeting of 2018. The board selected longtime Fairfield District Supervisor Frank Thornton as its chairman and Varina Supervisor Tyrone Nelson as its vice chair. Thornton has served his position since 1995; he and 2017 chairwoman Pat O’Bannon are the longest-serving board members. Thornton has served […]


The following students from Henrico County recently were initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, a collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, at Virginia Commonwealth University: Karli Mockenhaupt, Madison Gresak and Lauren Schardein. *** Kristopher Pickens, of Glen Allen, recently graduated from Troy University in Alabama. He received a bachelor of science degree. *** Collin Missimer, of Glen Allen, and Emily […]

McClellan bill would allow new sentencing hearing for nonviolent convicted felons

Henrico Sen. Jennifer McClellan said her proposed criminal justice reform bill will allow new sentencing hearings for felons convicted of nonviolent crimes. “It’s something that I’ve always supported as a member and an issue of fundamental fairness,” McClellan said. The bill provides a new sentencing for any person still incarcerated after being found guilty of a nonviolent felony by a […]