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VPM Daily Newscast: Aug 29, 2023

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: Aug. 29, 2023

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. 29, 2023:

21 Richmond homes at risk of city-forced auction
Reported by VPM News’ Connor Scribner

On July 27, the city gave 30-day notices to the owners of 21 homes to pay their back property taxes. Owners could also request to enter a payment plan during this period.

Following the notice period, which ended Saturday, Richmond may petition the circuit court to sell them at public auctions if the city chooses.

How scientists engineered a see-through squid with its brain in plain view
Reported by NPR

The see-through squid are offering scientists a new way to study the biology of a creature that is intact and moving freely.

The transparent squid is a genetically altered version of the hummingbird bobtail squid, a species usually found in the tropical waters from Indonesia to China and Japan. It's typically smaller than a thumb and shaped like a dumpling. And like other cephalopods, it has a relatively large and sophisticated brain.

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