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VPM Daily Newscast: March 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 March 28, 2023: 

Officials say Virginia must improve disability services for students
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

In a February letter, Valerie Williams, director of the federal Office of Special Education Programs, outlined several concerns to the Virginia Department of Education, including a lack of general supervision of programs for students with disabilities, issues with the state's complaint system and others.

Williams has also threatened to pull grant funds from the state if the education department does not comply with federal law.

How to vote in Tuesday's special Virginia Senate election
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

Residents of Virginia’s 9th Senate District anchored in Richmond and eastern Henrico County will head to the polls Tuesday to vote for their new state senator. The election follows now-Rep. Jennifer McClellan’s election to Congress in February.

Republican Stephen Imholt — a former government consultant who co-chaired the finance committee for the school board in Rockford, Illinois — and Democratic Del. Lamont Bagby are running. Bagby has been a member of the House of Delegates since he was elected in a 2015 special election.

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