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VPM Daily Newscast: May 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 May 3, 2023:   

Planning Commission signs off on Diamond District land transfer
by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Richmond’s City Planning Commission greenlit the transfer of land for the proposed Diamond District plan at its meeting Monday, ahead of next week’s scheduled City Council vote on whether to approve a contract between the city and RVA Diamond Partners LLC for the major project.

The Diamond District will be a mixed-income and mixed-use development on roughly 67 acres near Scott’s Addition and Interstate 95.

Arlington church wins national energy-saving award
Reported by VPM News’ Adrienne McGibbon

As John Overholt flips a light switch at Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, it illuminates a long hallway filled with a variety of long-lasting, environmentally friendly lights. The self-described handyman swapped all of the ceiling lights out himself. Testing different light temperatures and wattage, each light is carefully marked with a fluorescent yellow sign that describes its bulb, power, color and output.

It’s part of a decade-long effort to update all 450 lights in the century-old Arlington County church.

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