VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 1, 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 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.
In other news:
- How Richmond school leaders, state delegate are working to close $15M gap on Fox Elementary rebuild (WRIC)
- VCU aspires to make Richmond a hub for health innovation (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- NoVa developer looks to transform stretch of North Lombardy (Richmond BizSense)
In case you missed it:
- McClellan says she won't debate election-denying opponent (13News Now)
- Cline to chair House Judiciary subcommittee (The Winchester Star)
- Tim Kaine pushes for long COVID solutions (Axios Richmond)