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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 10, 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. 10, 2023:   

Recreational weed sales unlikely in 2023
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Advocates for legal recreational weed sales in Virginia are losing hope that lawmakers will take action on the issue this year. A GOP-controlled House of Delegates committee killed two bills from members of their caucus on the topic last month. That same committee would likely take a vote on the lone surviving legislation for retail sales, from Democratic state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D–Alexandria), which takes a far more expansive approach than the ones offered by Republicans.

Kaine eyes repeal of two AUMFs
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine wants to end two wars that are still technically ongoing.

Kaine is proposing the repeal of two authorizations for the use of military force. One was issued in 1991 ahead of the Gulf War, and another in 2002 before the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Kaine also wants to change another broad authorization issued after 9/11, but says he doesn’t have the votes.

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