Tag Archives: politics

Candidate Melvin Willis gives his opening statement at the candidates' forum Thursday evening. Photograph by Abner Hauge.

Candidates sharply divided over proposed rent control measure

All nine candidates for the Richmond City Council weighed in at a question-and-answer style forum at the Hilltop Community Church last Thursday night, where jobs, health care, and above all rent control dominated the discussion.
Dozens of Richmond residents come together to discuss the current issue of rent control. (Photo by Brittany Kirstin)

Community members voice concerns over raising rents in Richmond

More than a dozen Richmond residents complained of big rent increases during a community forum last week. Richmond’s City Council enacted rent control legislation in July, and the controls were due to take effect in...

Political battle is waged on the ground via campaign signage

As political campaigning intensifies ahead of the upcoming mayoral and city council elections, candidates draw criticism for a deluge of political signs flooding the streets of Richmond.

Candidates turn to social media as election nears

With a month left to the November 6 election, City Council candidates are turning to video and social media to engage voters and gather voter feedback.   Candidates Nat Bates and Mike Wassberg last week...

Your guide to a Richmond weekend filled with events

There’s a lot happening in Richmond Friday thru Sunday. It’s a mix of environmental, social, educational and political-themed events in our community. FRIDAY Occupy Richmond Earth Day March: 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., begins at...