VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 20, 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 Feb. 20, 2023:
RVAGreen2050 climate plan celebrated at Broad Rock
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
City Council adopted RVAGreen2050, resolving to reduce Richmond’s total greenhouse gas emissions 45% by 2030, while ensuring equity throughout the city’s neighborhoods.
Some of the work is already underway. The city recently stood up a pilot composting program, is in the process of hiring an urban forester, updating its forestry master plan and has been building relationships with community members throughout the RVAGreen2050 planning process.
Virginia designation of state pony long overdue, says Chincoteague mayor
Reported by VCU CNS
The wild ponies have been a part of the region almost “as long as the state has been settled,” said Chincoteague Mayor John Arthur Leonard. “So, they deserve it.”
The most common origin story — one that's never been confirmed — is that the horses were brought by way of Spanish galleons, according to the mayor.
In other news:
- Miyares seeks change to solitary confinement; critics vow to draw ‘line in the sand’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Project Snapshot: Stretch of Hull Street in Manchester awash in construction (Richmond BizSense)
- Senate panel kills Petersburg's last hope for a casino; only a budget amendment can save it (The Progress-Index)
In case you missed it:
- Democrats want to gut Governor Youngkin’s lab school program as it gets off the ground (WRIC)
- Tuckahoe Supervisor O’Bannon to retire after 28 years (Henrico Citizen)
- Port of Virginia hit cargo volume records in 2021, 2022 (Virginia Mercury)