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VPM Daily Newscast: June 19, 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 June 19, 2023:   

Henrico honors Tuckahoe's Patricia O'Bannon
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

Henrico County renamed a park boardwalk on Wednesday to honor Tuckahoe Supervisor Patricia O’Bannon, who is retiring this December after 27 years on the board of supervisors.

Officials unveiled a sign near the Tuckahoe Creek Park trailhead emblazoned with the words “O’Bannon Way.,” The idea for the park, which opened in 1996, came about after a discussion O’Bannon had with a local landscape artist as a part of the western Henrico property was slated to be developed as a subdivision.

O’Bannon said providing an open space for the public — not just property owners — was one of the driving factors in creating the park.

Amazon debuts Virginia's HQ2 as it brings workers back to office
Reported by The Associated Press

Amazon unveiled the first phase of its new headquarters complex in Virginia on Thursday: a pair of gleaming, amenity-packed office towers that its leaders hope will persuade employees accustomed to working from home during the pandemic to happily return to the office.

The company said in February it will require all its workers to return to the office at least three days a week.

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