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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug 11, 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 Aug. 11, 2023:   

Hanover school board updates book ban policy
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The amendments passed unanimously by the board were meant to give educators a grace period before submitting their inventory of books and magazines, particularly for those in elementary classrooms.

Teachers in secondary classrooms have until Jan. 12, 2024, to compile their list of books for the 2024-25 school year. Those lists are to be reviewed by school librarians and administrators in accordance with the professional materials identified and approved by the school board.

Richmond jazz festival returns to Maymont
Reported by VPM News’ Dave Cantor

The Richmond Jazz and Music Festival hasn’t been held since 2019. But this weekend at Maymont, a raft of performers ranging from vocalist Chaka Khan to saxophonist Kamasi Washington are set to perform.

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