VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Hosted by Benjamin Dolle, Phil Liles, Kim Strother and VPM News staff, episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.
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BizSense Beat: Dec. 1, 2023
The redevelopment of another entire city block in Scott’s Addition is moving forward, The fate of some of Dominion Energy’s prime downtown real estate holdings has taken another turn, A local developer is looking to add about 550 new residential units in western Chesterfield, all of which would be age-restricted; and other local business stories.
12/01/23 - The Virginia Department of Education...
The Virginia Department of Education announced $12 million dollars in security grants for hundreds of schools across the commonwealth this week; Governor Glenn Youngkin said he’s QUOTE “extremely worried about the state” of college campuses and discussed Thomas Jefferson’s writings on free expression at the University of Virginia; The 2023 Dominion Energy Christmas Parade is set to begin at 10.15 a.m. Saturday at the Science Museum of Virginia.
11/30/23 - Virginia’s executive mansion will di...
Virginia’s executive mansion will display a Christmas tree grown in Floyd County this year; Henrico’s Board of Supervisors scheduled a public hearing to discuss the county's GreenCity development; Possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in Virginia…but there’s no adult-use retail market.
11/29/23 - Most of Virginia under a drought adv...
Most of Virginia under a drought advisory; Richmond Public Schools launched the Build Our Own Teacher program to help full-time staff become fully-licensed; and other stories
11/28/23 - The Richmond City School Board appro...
11/28/23 - The Richmond City School Board approved a $30 million bid to rebuild William Fox Elementary School; GRTC asks riders to weigh in on their 10-year strategic plan; Respiratory virus season arrives in Virginia; and other stories
11/23/23 - Hanover voters struck down a refere...
Hanover voters struck down a referendum to elect the county’s school board on Election Day, paving the way for the board to uphold its more divisive policies; The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is pausing work zones and lifting lane closures in the Commonwealth for Thanksgiving holiday travel; Firefighters working to contain the Matts Creek Wildfire in Bedford County got some help from Mother Nature on Tuesday.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin will present his new budget on Dec. 20.
11/21/23 - Democrats in Virginia’s General Asse...
Democrats in Virginia’s General Assembly are submitting key legislation ahead of the 20-24 session; Virginia State University will host one of the 20-24 Presidential Debates next fall; Relatively few children who enter Virginia’s foster care system end up being placed with relatives compared to other states.
11/20/23 - Southside Richmond residents have be...
Southside Richmond residents have been vocal about what they need to make their neighborhoods safer, healthier and more liveable.
BizSense Beat: Nov. 17, 2023
VCU Health’s costly exit from an ill-fated downtown development project is set to get a closer look from officials on both the state and federal level; The disclosure this spring that VCU Health System had to pay $73 million to back out of a costly downtown development project revealed another financial detail that has kept some observers scratching their heads; Kinsale Capital Group is planning more than just an office renovation on the land it owns near Willow Lawn; and another Richmond brewery is closing its doors.
11/17/23 - Northrup Grumman bringing 331 new jo...
11/17/23 - Northrup Grumman bringing 331 new jobs to Waynesboro; Henrico County's annual State of the County address; More FBI HQ drama; and other stories
11/16/23 - A bipartisan group of 11 Virginia la...
A bipartisan group of 11 Virginia lawmakers sent a letter Wednesday to the U.S. Investigator General to request an investigation into the site-selection process of the new FBI headquarters; The Hanover County school board approved a number of policy revisions, aligning the school system with the Virginia Department of Education’s trans Model Policies; The Virginia Board of Education OK’d two new lab schools on Wednesday.
11/15/23 - New commission to provide utilities ...
The Public Utilities and Services Commission's first report is due Halloween 2024.
11/14/23 - Republicans in the House of Delegate...
Republicans in the House of Delegates have elected Todd Gilbert as house minority leader after Tuesday’s election results gave Democrats control; Virginia Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger says she is running for governor in 2025 - instead of seeking reelection next year; Richmond City Councilor Mike Jones announced last week that he’s resigning at the end of December to represent Southside as a Virginia state delegate.
11/13/23 - The latest Virginia election updates
11/13/23 - The latest Virginia election updates; Two planned emergency housing shelters in Richmond could take a step forward at tonight's City Council meeting; Richmond installs four speed enforcement cameras at two schools on a trial basis; and other stories
BizSense Beat: Nov. 10, 2023
11/10/23 - A federal agency announced Wednesday...
After years of back and forth, a federal agency announced Wednesday that the FBI’s new headquarters will be built in Maryland, not Virginia; State Senator Jennifer Boysko announced thursday that she will run for U.S. Congress to represent Virginia’s 10th District; Mental health in the U-S has worsened since the pandemic, hitting children especially hard.
11/09/23 - Governor Glenn Youngkin discussed the remainder of his term at the Virginia capitol after Democrats regain statehouse control; The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on Wednesday in a case that will determine whether the Department of Veterans Affairs owes a Virginia military veteran more education benefits; and other stories
11/08/23 - Virginia Democrats poised to sweep G...
If certified, Tuesday night's unofficial results means GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin will have to work with them for the remainder of his term.
11/07/23 - Happy Election Day, Virginia!
Voters can get in line bright and early starting at 6 a.m. to cast their votes
11/06/23 - The maternal mortality rate in Virgi...
The maternal mortality rate in Virginia more than doubled between 2018 and 2020.
BizSense Beat: Nov. 3, 2023
Richmond’s efforts to increase housing availability in the city is getting a funding boost from a national nonprofit; More than five years after launching the Pulse, GRTC has a project in the works to introduce new, larger buses to the rapid-transit line; The Franklin Inn has changed hands for the second time in less than 10 years; and other local business stories.
11/03/23 - Saturday is the last day of in-perso...
Saturday is the last day of in-person early voting ahead of Tuesday’s general election; Governor Glenn Youngkin issued a new executive order this week following several student overdoses in Northern Virginia; The Chickahominy tribe is receiving a 25-thousand-dollar grant from the Comcast Corporation to improve internet connectivity.
11/02/23 - Criminal justice advocates and Democ...
11/02/23 - Criminal justice advocates and Democrats are doubling down on calls for a federal investigation into the removal of 3400 voters from Virginia’s rolls; Dominion preps grid for renewables, surging electric demaSuburban women in Virginia likely to decide control of General Assembly; and other stories.nd;