Henrico School Board to state legislators: raise teacher pay, increase funding for recruitment

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Henrico School Board members told the county’s legislative delegation Wednesday that they want the General Assembly to increase funding for teacher pay to the national average; provide more funding for teacher recruitment; and remove the 90-day long-term substitute limit. Those were among the legislative priorities board members discussed with legislators during a breakfast at the still-under-construction Regency Adult Education Center […]

Youngkin proposes $230 million behavioral health overhaul

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Governor outlines six-pillar “Right Help, Right Now” plan, previews budget proposal

Describing Virginia’s current behavioral health system as in “crisis,” Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday laid out a sweeping $230 million plan to address gaps in how the state cares for adults and children facing mental health, substance abuse and other behavioral issues. “The commonwealth’s behavioral health safety net is not equipped to address the demands that are being placed upon […]

Colors of the season

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Student holiday plant sale culminates months of effort

The greenhouse at the Hermitage High School ACE center was mostly empty on the morning of Dec. 9. For months, students had been growing poinsettias – watering them in the warm environment of the greenhouse, making sure they had enough shade, and finally, wrapping them in bright red foil and selling them at their annual holiday plant sale. At the […]

Bagby drops out of Congressional race, endorses McClellan

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A whirlwind political week in the Richmond region continued Thursday, as Henrico Delegate Lamont Bagby dropped out of the Fourth District Congressional race just three days after entering it. Bagby, who represents the 74th District in the Virginia House of Delegates and chairs the Virginia Black Caucus, announced that he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination for the seat, […]

Virginia Republicans are using ranked-choice voting again; Democrats still aren’t

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As a Virginia Democratic committee spent over an hour Monday night discussing the unusual logistics of how to hold a congressional firehouse primary that has to be wrapped up before Christmas, the topic of ranked-choice voting never came up. On Wednesday, the Republican Party of Virginia announced it will use ranked-choice voting to pick its nominee at its own party-run […]

Restaurant Watch

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NOV. 22 Starbucks Coffee, 1091 Virginia Center Parkway – The following violations were reported during a routine inspection: no handwash signage posted at front hand sink; observed buildup in drains throughout and under equipment in front and back kitchen. Classic’s, 4820 Williamsburg Road – No violations reported during a follow-up inspection. Apple Spice Junction, 1504 East Parham Road – No […]

Short Pump Hanukkah Party

Kehillah and Diversity Richmond will host the Short Pump Hanukkah Party on Friday, Dec. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Gather, 2400 Old Brick Road in West Broad Village. Admission is free and all are welcome. The event will include a live Menorah lighting, Judaica giveaways, free latkes and donuts (while supplies last), beverages, games, prizes and a Read more […]

Henrico News Minute – Dec. 15, 2022

Two people die in an overnight house fire; tense moments at Tucker High School following a threat; Republicans announce how they will select their nominee for the Fourth Congressional District race; a juvenile shoots another in the West End; Gov. Youngkin announces a behavioral health plan.