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A Day In The Life Of A Theme Park Character

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.12.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It is July, a few summers back, at Paramount's Kings Dominion theme park near Richmond, Va. And as Patrick the Starfish, SpongeBob SquarePants' best cartoon friend, I am the goofy hero of the afternoon.

Live-Streamed Civil War Seminar -- Creating Education That Is Accessible to All

Larry Velvel | Posted 08.15.2012 | College
Larry Velvel

The high cost of both legal and undergraduate education is, justly, a hot button topic right now, and in my opinion, far too little is being done to ensure that every American has access to the remarkable educational opportunities this country has to offer.

How One School District Cut Suspensions In Half

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Richmond High's Youth Court attempts to adjudicate minor student offenses to avoid harsher discipline. By: Robyn Gee Sus...

How to Write the State-of-the-Town Speech

David Murray | Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago
David Murray

State-of-the-town speeches exploded during the housing boom, when mayors could describe the growth in the tax base and bask in the glow. After everything went to hell in 2008, mayors would probably have preferred to skip the speech.

The Peter Paul Center Route Out of Poverty

Kevin Powell | Posted 04.15.2012 | DC
Kevin Powell

It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.


Posted 01.29.2012 | Comedy

UPDATE: Andrew Necci of the Richmond-based RVA Magazine has done quite a bit of research, and has come to the conclusion that the guy identified as St...

Former Conjoined Toddlers Make Progress In Va.

AP | ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 02.01.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. — Two formerly conjoined toddlers from the Dominican Republic have left a Richmond hospital after recovering from separation surge...

Tea Party Group Draws Audit, Blames Occupy Movement

AP | STEVE SZKOTAK | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. — The Richmond Tea Party said an audit by the city is retaliation for the conservative group seeking refunds for rally permits and...

SHOCK VIDEO: Firefighter In Critical Condition After Savage Thanksgiving Assault

Aaron Sankin | Posted 11.28.2011 | San Francisco

A Bay Area firefighter, single father and former Marine is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after being intentionally hit with a car fol...

Conjoined Twins Undergo Separation Surgery In Va.

AP | By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON | Posted 01.08.2012 | DC

RICHMOND, Va. -- Conjoined twin girls from the Dominican Republic were recovering Tuesday at a Virginia hospital after undergoing complicated, nearly ...

Finding My Path At A Buddhist Temple In Vancouver

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

Everywhere are neatly trimmed bonsai bushes in a garden replicating the one where Buddha delivered his first sermon thousands of years ago. Streams of water tickle past the mouths of stone dragons into fountains and ponds surrounded by perfectly positioned boulders. Lotus flower pods float in pools of water.

Michael Calderone

Washington Post Closing Several Regional Bureaus | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.01.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Washington Post will soon close all the paper’s regional bureaus except for those in Annapolis and Virginia, in a move its managemen...

Two Nuclear Reactors Taken Off Line After Virginia Earthquake

AP | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green

RICHMOND, Va. — Federal officials say two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va., were automatically taken off l...

I Left My Diet in San Francisco!

Ellen Resnick | Posted 09.26.2011 | San Francisco
Ellen Resnick

Should I go to Burn and do a combination of Pilates, weights and cardio, or relax and have a chocolate croissant and coffee with the locals at Tart to Tart?

Ugliest House Contest 2011: Does Denver Have What It Takes? (VOTE)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver

Every city in America has some ugly homes. Or at least, as some say, houses with "character." But is there a city with the absolute ugliest? The co...

Smallpox Scare At Virginia Historical Society Triggered By Old Piece Of Skin

Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

A museum dedicated to Virginia state history was briefly transformed into a science laboratory when federal health inspectors became concerned that a ...

Will Kaine Be Able (to Win in Virginia)

Mike Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Smith

Run, Timmy, Run! At the Jefferson - Jackson annual convocation of state democratic party membership in Richmond on Februrary 19, the call for a new S...

Remembering Dorothy Irene Height

Holly Cowan Shulman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Holly Cowan Shulman

Dorothy Height died this week. She was a witness to American history from Jim Crow, which prevailed throughout America in the year she was born, 1912, to the presidency of Barack Obama.

Haskell Captures the Dynamics Underlying an American Icon in Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Penelope Andrew

Film scholar Molly Haskell couldn't have been a more perfect choice for Yale University Press to tap for an Icons of America volume that explicates the phenomenon of Gone with the Wind.

Money, Sex and Hot (Broke) Messes

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

People looking to solve financial problems are also looking for empathy. Instead, the message they often receive from books about money is "I'm OK and you're an idiot."

Richmond LIVE On Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Richmond LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter wh...

Richmond Church Shooting: Two Teens Injured At New Gethsemane Church

AP | TERRY COLLINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Calif. — Two victims wounded during a brazen shooting inside a Northern California church were cooperating Monday with police in the s...

Amazing Video: Coal Miners Join Historic Rallies to End Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Coal miners are uniting with citizens and environmental groups with an unequivocal message to the world: End mountaintop removal now, and launch a just transition for clean energy jobs in the coalfields.

Police Arrest 7th Suspect In Richmond Homecoming Gang Rape

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

RICHMOND, Calif. — Authorities have arrested a seventh suspect in the gang rape of a teenage girl outside a high school homecoming dance in Nort...

It's Not Maine, It's the Process

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

The fact is, no civil right should be left up to the masses. Our founders were very clear about equality in the Constitution.