The Bulletin

A review of Virginia’s I-95 snowstorm debacle and more Va. headlines

By: - August 15, 2022 8:03 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• An audit of Virginia’s response to a January snowstorm that left drivers stranded on I-95 found the state failed to adapt and learn from a similar incident on I-81 a few years ago.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• The Virginia Episcopal Diocese voted to spend $10 million on reparations. Now its leaders have to figure out what that means.—Washington Post

• Fifteen people were hurt Friday night when a car crashed into Ireland’s Four Courts, a popular bar in Arlington.—Washington Post

• A Caroline County historian is pushing for a historical marker honoring a Virginia-born man who was the only enslaved member of the Lewis and Clark expedition.—Free Lance-Star

• U.S. Rep. Don Beyer of Northern Virginia is part of a five-member congressional delegation visiting Taiwan on the heels of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s high-profile visit.—POLITICO

• A Delaware man crashed his car into a barricade near the U.S. Capitol Sunday, fired several shots in the air then fatally shot himself.—WTOP

• Experts say West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchine’s maneuver to boost the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which crosses a large swath of Virginia, doesn’t appear to guarantee the project’s completion.—Roanoke Times

• COVID-19 vaccines are free, but some immunocompromised Virginia residents are having to pay hundreds of dollars for a shot that offers protection against the virus.—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot Ronald Reagan in 1981 and now lives in Williamsburg, is trying to start a music career. But venues keep canceling his concerts.—Washington Post

• The Virginia Zoo is auctioning off the chance to name a baby monkey.—CNN

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