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VPM Daily Newscast: July 24, 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 24, 2023:   

Hanover grassroots group achieves ballot referendum
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

Hanover County's school board is one of the few in Virginia that has its members appointed, not elected — but a nonpartisan, grassroots group is looking to change that.

The Hanover Citizens for an Elected School Board succeeded in getting a referendum on this November's ballot, according to a court order VPM News obtained. And those citizens credit the school board's recent stances on the civil rights of transgender students and book bans for more than 50% of the signatures they needed to get that referendum.

Richmond-area summer meal programs offer free food to kids and families
Reported by VPM News’ Sterling Barbett

Richmond Parks and Recreation will continue offering free meals to children through Aug. 18, right before the new school year on Aug. 21.

The meals comply with US departments of education and agriculture requirements. Lunches contain “1 cup milk; ¾ cup juice, fruit and/or vegetable; 1 [serving of] grain; 2 oz of meat or meat alternate,” according to Valerie Cash, who is part of the department’s federal foods division.

This weekday program is only open to children. Breakfast is served from 9 to 10 a.m., and lunch from noon to 1 p.m.

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