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VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 17, 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 Oct. 17, 2023:   

How one transportation nerd and author wants to repair torn communities
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart

Civil engineer, transportation planner and self-described “transportation nerd” Veronica O. Davis has a personal connection to the communities divided by interstate highway construction in the 1950s. Her grandparents' house in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was taken so Interstate 10 could be built.

Davis explains what led her to write a manifesto to guide civil engineers, policy experts and other transportation nerds to repair and connect those divided communities.

Virginia statehouse candidates face residency requirement questions
Reported by The Associated Press

State lawmakers are required to live in the district they represent, as well as in any district they might be seeking to represent. If they move out of their district, the state constitution says they are out of office.

Those requirements, combined with political maps that took effect this year, have created a headache for some candidates.

At least two sitting lawmakers seeking re-election in new districts say they are living either with or in the home of a relative, rather than with their immediate family, in order to meet the residency requirements.

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