VPM Daily Newscast: March 13, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of March 13, 2023:
City grant would support solar workforce training
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
Richmond City Council will consider a measure sponsored by Mayor Levar Stoney to approve a $30,000 grant to nonprofit Bridging the Gap at its March 13 meeting.
The money would cover a solar panel installation training program organized by the nonprofit, which was founded by Richard Walker.
Monopoly Richmond is coming in fall 2023
Reported by VPM News’ Scott Elmquist
The real-life mascot Mr. Monopoly elicited stares from pedestrians last week on Broad Street at the announcement that Richmond's getting its own version of the Monopoly board game.
In other news:
- Richmond had its own Forbes, who made his mark on Monument Avenue (Richmond magazine)
- Learning Lost: The pandemic’s lasting effects on public schools in Hampton Roads (The Virginian-Pilot)
- SRO to return to Albemarle County schools (The Daily Progress)
In case you missed it:
- Virginia officials make their case to GSA for new FBI headquarters (The Washington Post)
- Solar-powered apartments planned for old Chamberlayne hotel site (Richmond BizSense)