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VPM Daily Newscast: May 15, 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 15, 2023:   

UVA stipend task force issues report to 'improve the process' after delays
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

A University of Virginia task force concluded that monthly stipend payments for roughly 180 graduate student workers did not arrive on time in December 2022, according to a recently released report.

Some workers didn’t receive payment until after banks reopened in January, leading to a long-term campaign by the UVA chapter of the United Campus Workers of Virginia to prevent future payment delays.

City installs speed-reduction measures on roads at VCU
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart

Richmond’s Department of Public Works has begun work to install 10 speed tables to slow cars down on four major streets around Virginia Commonwealth University’s Monroe Park campus. The changing infrastructure impacts West Main, Cary, Grace and Franklin streets between South Belvidere and Harrison streets.

Speed trailers are also being installed on West Main at the corners of Brunswick and Plum streets. A third will be placed on the corner of West Cary and Lady streets. These devices come in a few forms, from the speed limit radar sign that flashes when certain speeds are exceeded to electronic signs that flash cautionary messages to slow down.

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