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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 8, 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 Nov. 8, 2023:   

Richmond Grand folds on election night
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil and Dave Cantor

The house didn’t win as the Richmond Wins, Vote Yes referendum committee conceded defeat at about 9 p.m. Tuesday — prior to many Southside precincts reporting results.

The latest casino referendum’s failure also presented Mayor Levar Stoney, who’d vocally advocated for the project, with a defeat of his own. He responded to the outcome in an emailed statement.

Read more of the latest election updates.

Virginia Living Museum breaks ground on facility that will allow a window into animal care
Reported by WHRO News’ Laura Philion

The Virginia Living Museum has long cared for hundreds of species native to the commonwealth. And soon, visitors will be able to get up close and personal with some of them.

The museum plans to open a 5,000-square-foot Wild Care Center focused on providing animal care — and showing children what careers in biology and veterinary medicine look like.

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