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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 20, 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. 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.

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