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VPM Daily Newscast: April 3, 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 April 3, 2023:   

Council considers studying decarbonization of Richmond Gas Works
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

This week 2nd District Councilmember Katherine Jordan submitted a $200,000 budget amendment to fund the creation of a decarbonization plan.

“What's the next 20 years for a city that has decided it's going to be an energy provider for its residents, for its businesses?” Jordan said. “Is natural gas the energy source we want to be relying on? Personally, you know, to me, no — I think we need to be transitioning towards renewable energies.”

UVA’s Larry Sabato discusses historic Trump indictment
Reported by VPM News’ Angie Miles

A New York grand jury has indicted former President Donald J. Trump on criminal charges, according to NPR and numerous national news outlets.

A grand jury has been meeting for months in the hush money case involving former adult film star Stormy Daniels.  This is the same case for which former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was indicted, convicted and served time.

Trump has denied having a relationship with Daniels, according to NPR, but has said he reimbursed Cohen for the money she received.

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