VPM Daily Newscast: July 31, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of July 31, 2023:
Early voting turnout in Richmond could be impacted by the Republican-led Richmond Electoral Board, which decided last week to shutter satellite voting precincts at City Hall and Hickory Hill Community Center.
If the decision stands, that would leave only the general registrar’s office at 2134 W. Laburnum Ave. open for all early votes ahead of Nov. 7’s Election Day.
The electoral board is scheduled to meet Friday at 10 a.m.
Williamsburg City Council said in June it would study potentially splitting from James City County and creating its own school district.
But the James City County Board of Directors preempted that study by voting unanimously to end the joint school's operation after a 90-minute closed session.
In other news:
- Judge dismisses suit against VA education department under U.S. disability law (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Member of cannabis community advocates for craft cultivation (Daily News-Record)*
In case you missed it:
- Supreme Court wetlands ruling ‘serious setback’ for Bay (Bay Journal)
- Goatocado owner plants new venture in Varina (Richmond BizSense)*
- Alleged Virginia encounters among cases cited in congressional UFO hearing (Virginia Mercury)
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.