VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 17, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Jan. 17, 2023:
Gun debate dominates Lobby Day as hundreds gather at Virginia capitol
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil
Hundreds of Virginians headed to the General Assembly for Lobby Day on Monday. There were fewer gun control opponents this year than in 2020, when media reported more than 20-thousand people gathered. But hundreds still were in attendance.
1,400 people respond to survey on Pulse bus expansion
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart
Some who responded to the survey said they were concerned about infrastructure along the route. That includes sidewalks that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, safe crosswalks and parking near transit stops.
In other news:
- PolitiFact VA: Virginia GOP delegation repeats debunked IRS claim (VPM News)
- New Charlottesville police chief says UVA education will guide his work (The Daily Progress)
- ‘Slugging’ culture in D.C. region threatened by commuting shifts (The Washington Post)
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