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

Virginia abortion rights amendment can't hit ballots until 2026 — at the earliest
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Virginia Democrats have introduced a constitutional amendment they argue will protect abortion access in the state. But the multiyear process means the debate over the medical procedure will persist. It’ll span at least one statewide election and two votes for Congressional offices.

Letters to Kaine, Warner call for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Dozens of protestors chanted outside the Richmond offices of Democratic Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine on Thursday. They were there to deliver letters — signed by members of 25 groups representing hundreds of people across the commonwealth — calling for a pause in the bombardment of Gaza.

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