VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 26, 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. 26, 2023:
Could ‘Safe Streets’ funding be coming to a road near you?
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart
The U.S. Department of Transportation is set to announce recipients of the Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program. It gives localities direct funding to create better roads. Safety advocates hope a wholistic approach is taken.
Bill advances to repeal sunset on gas-powered vehicle sales
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
Current law requires car manufacturers to phase out sales of new gas-powered vehicles in the commonwealth by 2035.
In other news:
- The millions that Virginia got in opioid settlements: Where does it go? Who gets it? (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Newport News teacher shot by student will sue school district (WHRO News)
- Rocket Lab launches for first time from Wallops (The Washington Post)
In case you missed it:
- Richmond leaders 'scared' about mounting staffing shortages at city jail: 'We're in an emergency' (WTVR)
- Henrico supervisors approve controversial Arcadia development in Varina (Henrico Citizen)