VPM Daily Newscast: July 10, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of July 10, 2023:
Henrico could spend between $200 million and $300 million to transform multiple traffic interchanges along Interstate 64 in Western Henrico, including a new diamond-shaped junction at North Gayton Road and modifications at West Broad Street.
In mid-June, the Federal Highway Administration approved Henrico County’s plan to address safety and traffic congestion in the Short Pump area, Now, the county begins the necessary design and environment studies to continue the project.
Who was the big winner in Virginia’s primaries?
Reported by the Virginia Center for Investigative Journalism at WHRO
In the hotly-contested June primaries to decide the balance of power in the Virginia General Assembly, one party can claim victory: big donors.
The overwhelming share of campaign funding in the low-turnout, yet expensive, primaries in Greater Richmond and the Hampton Roads came from political organizations, business interests and corporate-aligned political action committees, according to an OpenSecrets analysis of campaign finance reports.
Most candidates who raised big-donor money won.
In other news:
- Law that fast-tracks Mountain Valley Pipeline challenged (The Roanoke Times)*
- Questions remain after Virginia Press Association investigates student winner of its top journalism award (Poynter)
- Flying high: Skateboarding is alive and thriving in Charlottesville (C-Ville Weekly)
In case you missed it:
- As the Bristol Casino marks its first year, construction is on schedule for the 2024 opening of the permanent Hard Rock (Cardinal News)
- Workers who organized at Mom’s Siam restaurant out of jobs (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- 'Disappointing:' Lynchburg Vice-Mayor Chris Faraldi responds to censure from fellow Republicans (WSET)
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.