VPM Daily Newscast: Sept. 15, 2022 – VPM News

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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. 
In other news:   
Supply chain, staffing challenges slow Virginia’s use of rescue plan fundsRichmond Times-Dispatch 
Libertarian Party of Virginia dissolving after national party’s ‘bigoted’ turn, ex-chair says – Virginia Mercury 
The Gift of ‘Gabriel’: World premiere musical at Firehouse tells a forgotten story wellStyle Weekly  
In case you missed it: 
Youngkin plans push for Bay cleanup – Richmond Times-Dispatch 
Olde Town restaurants host Tri-City Pride eventsThe Progress-Index 
How uncertainty sank Richmond’s plan to be first to adopt ranked-choice votingVirginia Mercury 
King George’s Confederate monument is moved to cemetery – Free-Lance Star 
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