VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 15, 2022
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
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.
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.
In other news:
Supply chain, staffing challenges slow Virginia's use of rescue plan funds – Richmond Times-Dispatch
In case you missed it:
Youngkin plans push for Bay cleanup – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Olde Town restaurants host Tri-City Pride events – The Progress-Index
King George's Confederate monument is moved to cemetery - Free-Lance Star