Voters Approve Tax Aimed at Helping Kids

After tireless work by campaigners, especially teenagers who canvassed door-to-door, Richmond voters approved an increased real estate transfer tax whose funds will go to supporting the local government’s youth programs. “For the first time in the city’s history, Richmond youth are set to have a local government department dedicated to serving them.” Read more at […]

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Don’t Let the Unity and Energy of Halloween End Just Yet

To Denis Perez-Bravo, Halloween is about more than just dressing up and eating candy; it’s about celebrating the creativity, energy, and innocence that society suppresses throughout the year. Because of this, Halloween holds a special place in Perez-Bravo’s heart. “Adults have to keep their innocence from their childhood to be truly happy and that includes […]

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Up in Smoke: My Stint at Vaping

E-cigarette usage among teens is on the rise, and some people are concerned about the addictive habit. In this anonymous commentary, one teen details their experience with e-cigarettes, specifically a Juul. “It got to the point to where I would sometimes finish a pod in a day – roughly the equivalent of a pack of […]

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Richmond’s First BMX Bike Park

On September 1, hundreds of people poured into Dirt World, Richmond’s new bike skills park, for the grand opening event. Once there, novice and pro bikers alike have found a welcoming, supportive community that bonds around their shared passion for dirt biking. “But Dirt World isn’t just about racing and competition. Richmond’s new bike skills […]

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Local Teens Weigh in on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

After the Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, Richmond Pulse reporters talked to local high school students to get some of their reactions to the hearings, accusations, and confirmation. Responses varied greatly, with some in support of Kavanaugh while others denounced him. “When people do speak up, they’re often shamed or slandered, which makes […]

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