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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 28, 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. 28, 2023:   

What Virginia’s General Assembly got done this session — and what it didn't

Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

The halls of the Virginia Capitol in Richmond are a lot quieter this week after a busy legislative session came to a close Saturday. Lawmakers passed almost 1,700 bills during the past two months.

Whittney Evans sat down with VPM News state politics reporter Ben Paviour to hear about what they did — and didn’t — accomplish.

Fredericksburg opens civil rights trail

Reported by VPM News’ Scott Elmquist

On an unseasonably warm February afternoon, a few hundred people gathered at the University of Mary Washington's Jepson Alumni Center in Fredericksburg to celebrate the opening of the civil rights trail:

Freedom, a Work in Progress. The trail has two parts: a 2.6-mile walk through the historic downtown district and a driving/walking tour through the Mary Washington campus, including stops at the historic Shiloh Cemetery and the Dorothy Hart Community Center.

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