Maura Mazurowski

Maura Mazurowski

Maura Mazurowski is a freelance journalist.

Class action suit filed against Richmond Police over tear-gassing of protesters

By: - June 19, 2020

A federal class action lawsuit has been filed against the Richmond Police Department on behalf of protesters who were tear-gassed at the Robert E. Lee Monument more than 20 minutes ahead of an 8 p.m. curfew on June 1.  Filed Tuesday by Richmond attorney Tom Roberts, the action follows a June 4 lawsuit against RPD […]

Massive new Charles City natural gas plant, which will emit millions of tons of carbon, approved by state air board

By: - June 22, 2019

The State Air Pollution Control Board has approved a permit for a massive new natural gas-fired power plant in Charles City County. The board voted 6-1 to approve the pollution permit for the Chickahominy Power Station after a marathon meeting Friday over calls from opponents and one board member to delay the decision. If built, […]

Local health districts tackle rising STD rates

By: - May 5, 2019

Emily Cadden’s favorite shift is Tuesday nights. While most government employees are packing up to go home, Cadden, a health educator with the Richmond City Health District, is preparing to conduct free sexually transmitted disease tests. “A lot of patients end up thanking us for providing this service and say they wouldn’t have gotten tested […]

Firefighters again push legislators to add more cancer coverage to workers’ comp system

By: - January 28, 2019

If a cigarette is unlit, it won’t do you any harm, said Keith Andes, president of the Richmond Association of Firefighters. “But the moment you light that cigarette — or the moment you enter that burning building — all kinds of chemicals are now affecting you,” Andes said. Andes was a firefighter for the Richmond […]

‘Shocked at how few people actually vote:’ Could mobile precincts help boost turnout?

By: - November 6, 2018

When state Sen. Scott Surovell, D-Fairfax, was campaigning to represent the 36th District in 2015, he met people who hadn’t voted in more than seven years. Some constituents told him they were “presidential-election only” voters, while others simply chose not to vote. The most common reason Surovell found for people not voting, however, was long […]