The Bulletin

Key Dems say no to Washington Commanders stadium in Va. and more headlines

By: - June 9, 2022 8:03 am

The state Capitol. (Ned Oliver/ Virginia Mercury)

• Key Democratic senators say they’re a no on legislation that would help bring a Washington Commanders stadium to Virginia after the team’s defensive coordinator characterized the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol as a “dust-up” and wondered why the same scrutiny wasn’t being applied to Black Lives Matter protests.—Richmond Times-DispatchInside Nova

• Virginia’s new Parole Board chair says he’s committed to transparency and “open to second chances.”—WVTF

• “The leader of a top Virginia LGBTQ+ rights group boycotted a pride event hosted by Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Wednesday because of the governor’s opposition to same-sex marriage and other issues.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

• Since 1970, Richmond-area average daytime temperatures have gone up about 3 degrees Fahrenheit.—NBC12

• “It seems like everyone has a gun out here and then not able to resolve their differences without picking up a gun,” said the police chief in Petersburg, which like many Virginia cities is seeing a major increase in shootings.—WTVR

• After a student was stabbed to death in an off-campus fight in Alexandria, parents and locals are wondering if the police and school officials could have done more to prevent it.—Washington Post

• Family and friends of a Prince George student who died of brain cancer were hoping the school would honor him with an empty seat at graduation. They were stunned when the school system told them no.—NBC12

• A claim by U.S. Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Newport News, that schools are “now as segregated by race and class as they were in the 1960s” was rated “mostly true” by Politifact.—VPM

• A group of rural Republican lawmakers and urban and suburban Democrats formed “an unlikely coalition” to address school construction funding in Virginia.—Cardinal News 

• A Chesterfield man saved a neighbor’s life after a cardiac episode, refusing to give up on CPR even after medics had failed multiple times to revive him. “I said, ‘Shucks, we got to keep pumping.’ I kept pumping and pumping, and the guy was looking at me like I was crazy.”—NBC12


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