VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 28, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Listeners can subscribe through NPR One, Apple Podcasts, Megaphone, Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
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.
In other news:
In case you missed it:
- Bezos ‘ban’ may speed up Commanders sale as league meeting looms (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- City councilors, residents concerned about Rivanna housing project (C-Ville Weekly)
- Former Virginia basketball coach Terry Holland dies after battling Alzheimer's (Richmond Times-Dispatch)