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VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 28, 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. 28, 2023:   

Southside lacks crucial infrastructure. Are city priorities, history holding it back?

Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

Residents of Southside Richmond know what they need to make their neighborhoods safer, healthier and more liveable. But many of those needs continue to be unmet.

Some say the issue's a lack of big investments. Others say it’s a matter of priorities, aggressive leadership and vision.This story is part of VPM News'Healthy City series.

As respiratory virus season hits Virginia, physicians offer advice

Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

Cases of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection are at a multiyear high in Virginia this season. And both COVID-19 and flu cases are increasing, though at a more moderate pace, according to Virginia Department of Health data.

Some regions have been harder hit than others.

Two physicians explain what they’re seeing — and what could work to minimize transmissions.

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