VPM Daily Newscast VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Hosted by Benjamin Dolle, episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.
VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast

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VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Hosted by Benjamin Dolle, episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.

Most Recent Episodes

06/17/21 - As Commonwealth Begins Environmental Justice Work, New Tools Emerge

The nonprofit Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative released a map this week detailing the environmental vulnerability of state residents; Chesterfield teenagers have the opportunity to get vaccinated today; and Ian Stewart speaks with Michael Paul Williams from the Richmond Times Dispatch about his Pulitzer Prize for Journalism.

06/17/21 - As Commonwealth Begins Environmental Justice Work, New Tools Emerge

06/16/21 - Claims of Critical Race Theory in Virginia Schools Spark Massive Resistance

Critical Race Theory has been used for decades to examine systemic racism. Politicians claim the theory is being taught in schools, but that's really not the case; Virginia Senator Mark Warner says last week's passage of the United States Innovation and Competition Act is intended to address current supply chain issues; Riding on GRTC will continue to be free for another year; and other local news stories.

06/16/21 - Claims of Critical Race Theory in Virginia Schools Spark Massive Resistance

06/15/21 - Putting Virginia's Prison COVID Cases and Deaths in Context

After more than a year of battling the spread of COVID-19, the Virginia Department of Corrections is reporting zero active coronavirus cases in state prisons; Virginia Senator Mark Warner is part of a bipartisan coalition that has put together an alternative to President Joe Biden's infrastructure proposal; Tonight, Chesterfield residents will have the chance to comment on what the county should do with over $68 million in federal money; and other local news stories.

06/15/21 - Putting Virginia's Prison COVID Cases and Deaths in Context

06/11/21 - Chesterfield Supporting LGBTQ+ Students With Pride Month Recognition

At their meeting last week, the Chesterfield School Board approved a resolution recognizing June as LGBTQ+ month; Governor Ralph Northam signed into law a new reform to Virginia's probation system; Virginia will receive over $15 million in federal funding to help residents obtain affordable housing; and other local news stories.

06/11/21 - Chesterfield Supporting LGBTQ+ Students With Pride Month Recognition

06/10/21 - Virginia Primary Turnout Dips, But Still Among Highest in Recent History

About 8 percent of registered voters turned out for Tuesday's primary, down about two points from 2017's record; The primary race for Richmond's top prosecutor was a sweeping victory for incumbent Commonwealth's Attorney Colette McEachin; The F-B-I says it believes the gunman in the 2019 Virginia Beach mass shooting "was motivated by perceived workplace grievances."; and other local news stories.

06/10/21 - Virginia Primary Turnout Dips, But Still Among Highest in Recent History

06/06/21 - Return of the Mac: Terry McAuliffe Wins Va. Democratic Primary

Democrats in Virginia have selected Terry McAuliffe as their nominee for governor; The Virginia Supreme Court heard challenges yesterday to the state's plan to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond; Virginia has seen an overall decrease in violent crimes compared to 2019; and other local news stories.

06/06/21 - Return of the Mac: Terry McAuliffe Wins Va. Democratic Primary

06/08/21 - On Eve of Primary, Rivals Seek to Chip at McAuliffe's Advantage

Five Democrats running for Virginia governor are making their final pitch to voters ahead of today's primary; The Supreme Court of Virginia is slated to hear oral arguments today in the fight over taking down the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee; The City of Richmond is holding a mass vaccination event this week that will also serve as a community job fair; and other local news stories.

06/08/21 - On Eve of Primary, Rivals Seek to Chip at McAuliffe's Advantage

06/04/21 - Spanberger Calls For Oversight Of Pharmaceutical Middlemen

Virginia Representative Abigail Spanberger is reintroducing a bill to increase transparency in prescription drug transactions; VCU has expelled Delta Chi fraternity for violations that allegedly led to the death of a student; Tomorrow is the last day to vote early in-person before the June Primary; and other local news stories.

06/04/21 - Spanberger Calls For Oversight Of Pharmaceutical Middlemen

06/03/21 - Glenn Youngkin's Wealth Fuels Record Fundraising Haul

Republican Glenn Youngkin has so far raised nearly $16 million in his campaign for governor of Virginia. Campaign finance reports released this week show three quarters of that money came from his own pocket; The City of Richmond is now accepting applications for the second round of utility bill relief to help customers struggling during the pandemic; A state-funded investigation found institutional racism at Virginia Military Institute. But the report, released this week, also found sexual assault to be a problem; and other local news stories.

06/02/21 - Investigation Shows Racism Present, Sometimes Tolerated at VMI

A months-long investigation found institutional racism at Virginia Military Institute and racist behavior is sometimes excused by administrators; starting this week, anyone receiving unemployment insurance in Virginia must prove they're looking for work; and it's been just over a year since the murder of George Floyd, which sparked racial justice protests in Richmond and around the globe. And the city's artists played an essential role.

06/02/21 - Investigation Shows Racism Present, Sometimes Tolerated at VMI

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