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Reps. Steve Scalise and Cedric Richmond tell “Face the Nation” how they navigate race in politics


Reps. Cedric Richmond and Steve Scalise don’t always see eye-to-eye on policy solutions related to issues of race — or even how to frame those issues in the first place. But their friendship allows them to hash out differences as they search for solutions, they told “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan. 

Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat who heads up the Congressional Black Caucus, and Scalise, the GOP whip, have worked on opposite sides of the aisle ever since their days in the Louisiana statehouse. 

For his part, Richmond has criticized the rhetoric behind Mr. Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, dubbing it, “Make America White Again.” Mr. Trump has often cast issues of race in terms of unemployment numbers, which are, he says, the lowest ever.

But there’s more to the…

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Memorial Day | Richmond Free Press


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Hospital honors 21 on Legacy Wall | Richmond Free Press


The portraits of 21 physicians instrumental in the history of Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital adorn a new Legacy Wall in Richmond’s East End. The doctors helped spearhead the 1980 move of the hospital from Overbrook Road in North Side to a new facility on North 28th Street in the East End.

The portraits, done by local muralist Hamilton Glass with help from alumni of ART 180, are installed on a brick wall outside the Bon Secours Sarah Garland Jones Center, 2600 Nine Mile Road, just yards away from the hospital. They were unveiled in a ceremony on May 10 by Bon Secours, which acquired the hospital in 1995.

Richmond Community Hospital was started in the early 1900s in Jackson Ward to care for African-American patients in a segregated Richmond.

Several physicians honored on…

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Memorial Day holiday schedule | Richmond Free Press


In observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, please note the following:

Public schools: Closed Monday.

Government

Federal, state, city and county offices: Closed Monday.

Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico courts: Closed Monday.

City and county offices, courts and public libraries: Closed Monday.

Trash pickup and recycling: No collection on Monday; collections resume Tuesday, May 29, but delayed by one day.

U.S. Postal Service: No delivery on Monday.

Department of Motor Vehicles customer service centers: Closed Monday.

Banks and financial institutions: Closed Monday.

ABC stores: Regular store hours on Monday.

Malls, major retailers and movie theaters: Varies. Inquire at specific locations.

GRTC: Buses will operate on a Sunday/holiday schedule on Monday.

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Looking for a job? | Richmond Free Press


By Jeremy M. Lazarus

A new program is working to steer the area high school seniors toward health care careers.

Called Pathways to Health Care Workforce, the program is offering an option for students to secure entry-level positions in hospital operations at Virginia Commonwealth University and possibly other facilities.

VCU has teamed with City Hall, Richmond Public Schools and the regional Resource Workforce Center on the effort, which provides VCU a way to beef up the pool of applicants for jobs that have become harder to fill as unemployment continues to fall.

Other public and private entities that are taking part: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Church Hill Activities & Tutoring and the RVA Future Centers.

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