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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 1, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

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 Feb. 1, 2023:   

Gun safety legislation advances in Virginia Senate, but faces steep climb in House
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Democrats — like the bill’s sponsor, Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D–Fairfax) — said the bill is urgently needed because firearms are the top cause of death for people younger than 18.

Senate bill would give cyclists discretion at stop signs, lights
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart

If passed, the proposal would leave it up to localities to decide if the “Safety Stop” is allowed on their roads.

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