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VPM Daily Newscast: June 26, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: June 26, 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 June 26, 2023:   

Hundreds of Richmond city employees select unions
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Union ballots for three of the city’s five bargaining units were counted on a live stream by BallotPoint, an Oregon-based company. The vote is a significant step in a long-standing collective bargaining effort by unions and city workers, set off by a state law passed in 2020.

The fire and emergency services unit chose the International Association of Fire Fighters, and the administrative and technical unit chose the Service Employees International Union. The labor and trades unit, meanwhile, is headed toward a runoff election.

Primaries stir local governing shakeups in Hanover and Henrico
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

Results from local primaries in Hanover and Henrico counties were certified Friday evening. New candidates emerged in parts of Henrico, while two incumbents in Hanover were ousted by their primary competitors for the board of supervisors.

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