VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 22, 2022
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. 22, 2022:
GRTC riders will have to adapt again to a new transfer station
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart
Construction has started on a new GRTC bus transfer station in downtown Richmond. Like its predecessor, the new station is only temporary, and riders will have to adapt.
Kyiv City Ballet stops in Hampton Roads as war rages at home
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
On Feb. 23, members of the Kyiv City Ballet got on a plane to Paris. They didn’t know it at the time, but their flight was one of the last out of Ukraine before Russia invaded. They had gone to France for a three-week tour, but couldn’t return home and ended up staying much longer — through earlier this month. In the meantime, they performed to sold-out crowds throughout Europe.
Is it enforceable?: Youngkin's proposed trans student policy examined
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans and Megan Pauly
Governor Glenn Youngkin’s administration proposed new guidance for how Virginia public schools should treat transgender students, shifting the focus from the rights of children to the rights of their parents. If approved, the 2022 Model Policies On The Privacy, Dignity And Respect For All Students And Parents In Virginia’s Public Schools would require students to use restrooms that align with the sex they were assigned at birth, “except to the extent that federal law otherwise requires.” VPM News legal reporter and editor Whittney Evans spoke to education reporter Megan Pauly about how we got to this point, and what experts have to say.
In other news:
New General Assembly Building won't open until after next session – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Former police officer with breast cancer fights to make everyday count - The Progress-Index
What Virginia wants to do with $100 million in electric vehicle charging money – Virginia Mercury
In case you missed it:
Youngkin’s trip to stump for Kari Lake unpacked by Arizona politics reporter – VPM News
Virginia is sending out millions of $250 tax rebates. Here’s how to find out if you’ll get one. - Virginia Mercury
VDOT sets stepped-up effort for road safety improvements – Richmond Times-Dispatch