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VPM Daily Newscast: May 29, 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 29, 2023:   

Chesterfield plans slate of new pedestrian-focused infrastructure
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

Chesterfield County’s transportation department is moving ahead with applications for federal funding on several pedestrian-focused projects.

New crosswalks with signals could be on the way for the high-traffic areas of Iron Bridge and Beach Roads, as well as Hull Street Road and Genito Roads. They’re among six possible pedestrian improvement projects the county is seeking federal funding for.

Chessa Walker, assistant transportation director for the county, said Chesterfield has aimed to use grant funding to build crosswalks on high-traffic streets, like U.S. Routes 1 and 60, and on Hull Street Road.

Incoming law will provide posthumous diplomas for select high schoolers
Reported by VCU Capital News Service

When a high school student dies before graduation, it can be difficult for a family to obtain a posthumous diploma.

But this General Assembly session passed House Bill 1514 to require the Virginia Board of Education to waive certain graduation requirements for senior students who die before graduation.

Previously, state code only required such diplomas to be awarded if they were initiated by the Board of Education or requested by a local school board.

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