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20 Dec 2013

Richmond ranks high in income inequality

Richmond has one the highest levels of income inequality in the United States. The poorest fifth of the city’s households receives 2.4 percent of the city’s aggregate income; the richest fifth gets 57 percent.

15 Dec 2013

Trailers pose danger on highways

Trailers can pose a serious danger on the nation’s roads. From 2008 through 2011, there were more than 11,660 towing-related traffic accidents, and they killed more than 13,440 people.

15 Dec 2013

Half of Richmond’s bridges need work

On an average day, cars and trucks make more than 31 million trips over Virginia bridges that are obsolete or in disrepair. One-third of the state’s bridges, and more than half in Richmond, need repair or rehabilitation.

14 Dec 2013

Richmond’s HIV rate among highest in U.S.

Richmond has one of the nation’s highest rates of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

14 Dec 2013

Racial gulf persists in who gets home loans

African Americans and Hispanics are far more likely than Caucasians to be denied home mortgage loans.