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VPM Daily Newscast: March 8, 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 March 8, 2023:  

Reconnect Jackson Ward gets federal funding boost
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced the city of Richmond would receive $1.3 million to devise a plan for building a cap over Interstate 95, which cut through the historically Black Jackson Ward neighborhood when it was constructed. The city will use the funding to expand on an existing feasibility study and further narrow the project's scope.

Richmond School Board approves 200-day calendar at Fairfield Court
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly and Dawnthea M. Price Lisco

The new calendar will begin next school year as part of a pilot program to help address COVID-19 pandemic–related learning loss. Superintendent Jason Kamras said a dozen schools throughout the division applied for the pilot, but Fairfield Court is the first to get a green light to move forward.

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