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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Richmond Basketball Star Uses Global Platform to Leap for College Success

Jamaree Strickland sees the world differently. Some may even say the Richmond native has his head in the clouds. If anyone would know it'd be his mom, Stacey Strickland, who recalls that even back in preschool, when her son stood behind his friends they just reached up to the top of his stomach.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Calling Home an Expensive Problem for Detainees

Roberto dela Rosa's mother has been in detention centers for almost two years, trying to get refugee status to stay in the United States. During the first year, his mother was transferred to different detention centers several times, and all of the bouncing around and the expense of phone calls kept dela Rosa from being able to talk to his mother at all, he says.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013

Nepalese Six Time Mount Everest Climber Becomes U.S. Citizen

Take it from a man who climbed Mount Everest six times: anything is possible, even becoming a U.S. citizen.

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2013

Military Vets Have New Resource Center in Richmond

A new resource center for homeless veterans to call home opened last week on the corner of Maine Avenue and Harbour Way South. Established by Rhonda Harris, the four bedroom two-story house with a white picket fence around it sits directly across the street from Nystrom Elementary School and can accommodate six veterans.

Friday, Apr 12, 2013

History Museum Revives Richmond’s Semi-Pro Baseball Pride

Curator Melinda McCrary stands next to a clunky antique radio that’s perched on a classic wooden stand in the Seaver Gallery at the Richmond Museum of History. She signals for me to shut up and listen, then flips on a switch. Immediately the room fills with the voice of a sports commentator, and I am transported to the 1950s, listening to blow-by-blow accounts of the ups, downs and heartbreaks in a classic baseball game.

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