VPM Daily Newscast: April 21, 2023
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 21, 2023:
Richmond receives mixed marks for air quality
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
The Greater Richmond region’s air quality is mixed, according to the 2023 State of the Air report released by the American Lung Association.
Although the region matched last year’s best-ever record in ozone smog levels, it saw an increase in high-particulate-matter days, losing its status as one of the cleanest regions nationwide for that pollutant.
‘Speed Symposium’ tries to address city uptick in car-related injuries, fatalities
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart
At Richmond’s Main Street Station on Wednesday, roughly a hundred people came to hear what city officials are doing to address the increase in traffic-related injuries and fatalities.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, in 2022 there were 10 fatalities in the city — six more than in the previous year; and 266 injuries in 2022 compared to 221 in 2021.
In other news:
- Amazon seeks first incentive funds from Virginia HQ2 project (The Associated Press)
In case you missed it:
- Virginia school divisions in budget limbo amid state deadlock (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Let it rep: Virginia Beach veteran breaks Guinness World Record for dumbbell curls in 1 minute (The Virginian-Pilot)
- Civil War reenactor pleads guilty to placing pipe bomb at Shenandoah Valley battlefield (The Virginian-Pilot)