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Eduardo Martinez gives a speech at the Richmond Progressive Alliance office while waiting for the election results to come in. (Photo by Tom Goulding)

Eduardo Martinez: Shy person turned into powerful city councilman

Three minutes past midnight, Eduardo Martinez walks out of the Richmond Progressive Alliance office. He turns around and stares back in. Still no final result. He waves goodnight to his supporters. It’s Martinez’s third time...

People’s Tribunal finds Chevron guilty of violating rights of nature

A panel of judges unanimously found Chevron guilty Sunday of operating its Richmond refinery “in violation of the principles of environmental justice and the rights of nature.” But the judges didn’t represent a state or...

A Marine veteran in the Iron Triangle goes solar

Aside from the four years he served in the Marine Corps, Henry Avila has spent his life in Richmond’s Iron Triangle. Avila, 59, says that it hasn’t always been easy for him—growing up there was...