VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 2, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 2, 2022:
Youngkin administration blocks the release of calendar, advisor’s emails
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s office refused to release a controversial advisor’s emails under a state law the governor has repeatedly used to block the release of information. The administration also rebuffed VPM News’ request for the governor’s calendar from July 1-27, citing a state law that allows some public officials to keep “working papers and correspondence” from public release. VPM News made the request to learn more about his national travels amid speculation he may run for president in 2024.
Mayor withdraws CRB legislation, plans to introduce a new version this month
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Kahlil
Mayor Levar Stoney in late July withdrew legislation to create a civilian review board to investigate complaints against Richmond police and is collaborating with the City Council on substantial amendments to the ordinance, which will be reintroduced to the council soon. The mayor’s spokesperson said the withdrawal came “after members of council expressed the desire to collaborate on a number of amendments” and that Stoney believes Richmond should have a civilian review board.
Hanover County supervisors block expansion of landfill near historically Black community
Reported by VPM News Focal Point’s Samantha Willis
The Hanover County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to block the expansion of a landfill in Ashland's historic Brown Grove community. The Ashcake Road Landfill is a waste disposal facility that currently spans 232-acres. The landfill is now expected to close in the coming years because county supervisors did not extend its services agreement. Brown Grove residents have voiced concerns about the proposed expansion due to its proximity to the majority-Black neighborhood founded in the Reconstruction era as a Freedmen’s colony.
In other news:
Governor signs executive order to combat teacher shortage - WJLA
Nurse practitioner says CVS fired her over abortion stance – Washington Post
Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority announces new CEO – RRHA
Hopewell native crowned Miss Black Virginia USA – Progress-Index
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