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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 25, 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. 25, 2023:   

Hanover nearing construction readiness on Connect Hanover
Reported by VPM News' Lyndon German

Back in 2021, the Hanover County Board of Supervisors partnered with a broadband company called All Points to develop a comprehensive plan to connect county residents to reliable internet service.

However, since said partnership began, the pace at which the Connect Hanover project has progressed has been slower than anticipated.

In the words of Henry District Supervisor Sean Davis, Hanover residents have one question on their minds: “Where’s my internet?”

Richmond judge re-affirms 2023 casino referendum
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

A Richmond casino referendum will go forward as planned this November. In a decision handed down Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Reilly Marchant said a Richmond bingo hall lacked standing to prevent the referendum from appearing on the ballot.

Marchant’s decision means Richmond voters will vote again on whether to allow a casino into the city. A similar ballot initiative — offering a joint venture between Urban One and Peninsula Pacific Entertainment — was narrowly defeated in 2021.

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