VPM Daily Newscast: April 13, 2023
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of April 13, 2023:
Medication abortions will continue in Virginia
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Access to the abortion-inducing medication mifepristone hangs in the balance across the U.S. However, providers in Virginia say they will continue to supply the drug unless instructed otherwise by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The U.S. Justice Department has appealed a Texas federal district court judge's ruling that pulled the FDA’s 22-year-long approval of mifepristone.
Hanover County seek nominees for 2 school board seats
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German
Hanover County remains one of the few jurisdictions in Virginia where the local governing body is responsible for making appointments to the school board. As Hanover’s Board of Supervisors seeks to fill seats in the Beaverdam and Henry districts for the next four years, organizations like the NAACP of Hanover continue to advocate for new people to join the school board — rather than the same familiar faces.
“What we want is for everybody to come out and participate in the process, because at some point in time, they will get tired of us calling them out,” said Hanover’s NAACP President Pat Hunter-Jordan.
In other news:
- D.C. crime would subside if Virginia tackled gun trafficking, District leader says (The Washington Times)
- The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents its first Richmond Poetry Festival this weekend (Richmond magazine)
In case you missed it:
- Virginia bus driver shortages continue, but determining how bad they are is complicated (Virginia Mercury)