Beautiful weather continues in Richmond.
Good morning, RVA! It’s 63 °F, and in some parts of the world they consider that chilly. Our suspicious and unseasonably beautiful weather continues today with highs in the lower 80s and sun so bright you may need to wear sunscreen (always wear sunscreen).
Some updates to the situation still unfolding in Ferguson:
- Last night, police arrested Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery. Lowery was working in McDonalds used as a staging area for journalists when police asked him to leave but arrested him before he could do so. He was never charged.
- Antonio French, who I recommended you follow for on-the-ground coverage, has also been arrested.
- There’s this picture from students at Howard University.
- A small group of Richmonders gathered in Monroe Park yesterday to show their support for protestors in Ferguson.
The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth district refused a request to delay Virginia’s march toward recognizing same-sex marriages. Unless the Supreme Court gets involved, Virginians may file for same-sex marriages (and have existing out-of-state marriages recognized) beginning August 20th. That’s next Wednesday!
VCU Police debuted this Noise Suppression Unit yesterday. The vehicle will be used to deter loud parties in The Fan by measuring decibel levels and recording video. It’s…quite a sight. Also, here’s an alternative take on Richmond’s noise ordinance.
A Virginia Tech professor of urban entomology has this to say about cockroaches in one of Richmond’s public housing projects: “We found the largest, most spectacular infestations I have seen in my career.” So that’s pretty gross. Hat tip to Style Weekly’s Ned Oliver for finding this story and ruining my breakfast.
- Squirrels didn’t lose to New Hampshire last night…the game was postponed due to rain! They’ll go for two in a double header, and I will stop mixing my sports metaphors.
- Nats squeaked by the Mets, 3-2, and look for the sweep tonight at 7:05 PM.
This morning’s longread
Whatever happened to Starter jackets?
It’s been 15 years since Starter Corp. went bankrupt. Since then, the brand’s ugly-beautiful jackets, spliced into jarring colors like Mondrian paintings, have accrued mythical status. Rare editions sell for hundreds of dollars online. Some are impossible to find.
Photo by: JOzPhotography
This morning’s Instagram
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