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Go behind the scenes of local government with the Henrico Citizens Academy

Signups for the free 15-hour program are now underway.

Henrico County Fire earns national distinctions for “commitment to excellence”

Henrico County is now one of only 132 localities nationwide with a Class 1 insurance rating from the Insurance Services Office.

Henrico supervisors, deputy county managers appointed to statewide committee

All five Henrico Board of Supervisors members and and three county managers will serve in positions with the Virginia Association of Counties.

McAuliffe signs executive order: ABC officers must be less terrifying

ABC officers must now conform to higher standards, thanks to McAuliffe’s new executive order. This follows the violent arrest of UVA student Martese Johnson last week and the ridiculous arrest of Elizabeth Daly in 2013 (the “sparkling water incident”).

House passes ethics bill

The House of Delegates on Tuesday passed a bill that would limit gifts accepted by Virginia politicians to $100.

Why tonight’s Hopewell’s City Council meeting is worth the drive

Jasmine Gore made history as Hopewell’s youngest ever City Council member, elected at just 26. Now, she’s pushing for more opportunities for young people to get involved.

Law suit filed to force release of secret Byron Marshall documents proceeds

Deputy Chief Administrative Officer of Operations Christopher Beschler will function as the interim CAO.

Police Chief Ray Tarasovic retires (again)

That is, he retires from the Richmond City Police Department for the first time. But from his career? The sixth!

What your new/old School Board and City Council leadership has to say

Monday night’s School Board and City Council leadership announcements indicated that a change is in the wind—or not, depending on how you want to look at it.

Get to know your city government with RVAGOV

What does the School Board do? How’s the budget created? What’s the difference between an ordinance and resolution?