VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 14, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 14, 2022:
Youngkin headlines gala for group backing 15-week nationwide abortion ban
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Gov. Glenn Youngkin was a featured guest at a major anti-abortion group’s annual gala in Washington D.C. Susan B. Anthony Pro Life America has been a key player in the push for new nationwide restrictions on abortion and is rallying behind new Congressional legislation from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham that would ban abortion nationwide after 15 weeks.
City officials back proposal for Richmond’s new Diamond District
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Richmond city officials are pushing to choose RVA Diamond Partners LLC to develop a large piece of land surrounding the Diamond baseball stadium. The first phase of the project will include a new baseball stadium, two hotels and more than a thousand housing units. About a fifth of those units will be reserved for low and middle-income families. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney and city councilmembers have indicated they’ll vote on this developer’s proposal later this month.
New school year marks new beginnings for formerly unhoused Virginia student
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
26-year-old Kyle Jacobs has been through a lot. He experienced abuse as a child and was placed in foster care as a result of it. He’s spent time in juvenile detention facilities and has experienced homelessness. This year, he started his master’s degree at Columbia University.
In other news:
Youngkin plans push for Bay cleanup – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Olde Town restaurants host Tri-City Pride events – The Progress-Index
How uncertainty sank Richmond’s plan to be first to adopt ranked-choice voting – Virginia Mercury
King George's Confederate monument is moved to cemetery - Free-Lance Star
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