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VPM Daily Newscast: July 10, 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 July 10, 2023:   

Can Henrico solve Short Pump’s traffic problems?
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

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.

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