VPM Daily Newscast: May 5, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, May 5, 2022
Virginia launches Office of the Children’s Ombudsman
Reported by VPM News' Whittney Evans
The long-awaited Office of the Children’s Ombudsman is now up and running. It was created to advocate for changes to Virginia’s child welfare system, and independently investigate complaints.
Navy investigates how ship conditions may have contributed to deaths on the USS George Washington
Reported by WHRO News
Congresswoman Elaine Luria wants to know if there is a connection between conditions on the USS George Washington and the deaths of 7 personnel over the past 12 months. The Navy has launched multiple investigations and moved more than 200 people off the vessel. At least four of those deaths were by suicide.
In Other News:
VCU receives Minority Serving Institution eligibility status – VCU News
Richmond City Councilwoman Stephanie Lynch pleads to traffic infraction in crash with parked car near South Richmond home – Richmond Times-Dispatch
National Trust tells Montpelier board to seat nine MDC nominees immediately and without condition – The Daily Progress
In Case You Missed It:
Homelessness rates up in Charlottesville, Albemarle County - The Daily Progress
Another delay and cost increase announced for Mountain Valley Pipeline – The Roanoke Times
Amidst the uptick of violence, Petersburg residents gathered for a peace walk of solidarity – The Progress-Index