VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 15, 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 Nov. 15, 2023:
Richmond City Council approved the creation of a Public Utilities and Services Commission at a recent meeting amid calls for better oversight of the city Department of Public Utilities.
The commission, once organized, will advise City Council and the mayor on “matters involving the operation, maintenance, and expansion of the City’s public utilities, including natural gas, clean drinking water, wastewater, solid waste, and stormwater.”
“We are looking for transparency, accountability, understanding of exactly what is going on with our utilities,” said Andreas Addison, 1st District councilor and patron of the PUC ordinance.
Staunton counselor’s books help families solve behavioral problems together
Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan
Dustin Wright can’t help but find gaps in mental health services.
After getting a master's degree in counseling psychology at James Madison University and spending a decade working in mental health roles around the Shenandoah Valley, Wright opened a counseling practice in Staunton.
But as he worked with families, Wright found the books meant to help them address behavioral problems in children were lacking.
In other news:
- State marketplace ‘in good shape’ a week after launch (Virginia Mercury)
- JLARC OKs VCU Health review in light of failed downtown project (Richmond BizSense)*
In case you missed it:
- Virginia needs more prosecutors, state watchdog says (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Former inmate sues Virginia, saying he was held too long (The Washington Post)*
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.