VPM Daily Newscast: Oct. 30, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Oct. 30, 2023:
Virginia reinstates nearly 3,400 voters after accidental purge
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour
The Virginia Department of Elections announced Friday that local registrars had completed reinstating nearly all of the 3,400 people to the state’s voter rolls who were incorrectly removed. The total is more than 10 times higher than the administration’s initial estimate of less than 300 voters.
Early voting is well underway for Virginia’s Nov. 7 elections, where the balance of power in the state legislature is up for grabs.
In 2022, Richmond launched a street sweeper for bike lanes. A citywide naming campaign christened it MF Broom, after rapper MF Doom, who died two years earlier.
But MF Broom hasn’t been seen on city streets for months.
Vassar Sumpter, Richmond’s street cleaning operation manager, said its disappearance is due to a combination of things.
In other news:
- Campaign signs paid for with undisclosed contributions point to challenge with enforcing campaign finance laws (Cardinal News)
In case you missed it:
- Outside voices call for 'good governance' reforms at Virginia General Assembly (The Associated Press)
- Court denies request to stop work on Mountain Valley Pipeline (The Roanoke Times)*
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.