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VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 15, 2022

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The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.   

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Sept. 15, 2022:      

Plans for The Diamond District attempt to balance the needs and safety of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers 

Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart 

Richmond City officials picked a developer this week to oversee revitalization of the area dubbed The Diamond District. The 60-acre spot is slated to see residential and retail space, as well as a new Flying Squirrels baseball stadium. The proposal also attempts to balance transportation and safety needs of cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. 

Youngkin travel records show dozen out-of-state trips since March 

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour 

Gov. Glenn Youngkin left Virginia a dozen times for personal or political travel between March and August, according to  public records obtained by VPM News. The records show a governor on the move, with stops ranging from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to the Bahamas. Costs from his Virginia State Police security detail totaled about $18,400 for the trips. Neither the destinations nor costs are unprecedented for a sitting Virginia governor. 

Richmond City Council’s new civilian review board proposal draws criticism 

Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil 

There are some subtle, but significant changes to a proposal introduced this week that would create civilian oversight of the Richmond Police Department. But what didn’t change drew criticism from a surprising source: a member of the City of Richmond’s Democratic Committee. 

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