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VPM Daily Newscast: July 27, 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 27, 2023:   

Dominion Energy will reinstate RGGI surcharge for ratepayers
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Starting Sept. 1, Dominion Energy customers will have a $4.44 charge added onto their energy bills to cover the cost of carbon allowances purchased through the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative..

The surcharge was approved by state regulators ahead of Virginia’s exit from the RGGI at the end of this year.

Richmond Shakespeare brings the Bard to the ’90s
Reported by VPM News’ Omega Ilijevich 

The 24th Annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival concludes its love letter to Elizabethan theater this weekend after a two-month run. At the festival, Richmond Shakespeare's take on farcical The Comedy of Errors turns to the 1990s for inspiration. 

“Many of Shakespeare’s stories and scenarios are borrowed from other texts, with 'The Comedy of Errors' being no exception," Artistic Director James Ricks said. “He borrowed [this play] from the great old Roman playwright Plautus and massaged it into something that would work for an Elizabethan audience. So, we tried to follow that tradition.”

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