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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 9, 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. 9, 2023:   

Virginia Beach delegate looks to alter advanced diploma credits
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Virginia Del. Glenn Davis reintroduced legislation this year that would require the state Board of Education to create two separate pathways to attaining an advanced studies diploma: one with a world language credit requirement and one with career and technical credit requirements. The bill passed the House and is headed to the Senate's education committee.

Davis has said the proposal would give students more flexibility. But advocates with the Foreign Language Association of Virginia say demand for workers who know foreign languages is on the rise in the state.

General Assembly far apart on utility regulation
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Dominion representatives have said the Senate version could reduce monthly bills for ratepayers by addressing bill riders and spreading rising fuel costs across 10 years. Meanwhile, the House version would require the SCC to study the potential impacts of fossil fuel power plant retirements. Both would increase the frequency of electricity rate reviews.

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