VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 14, 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 Dec. 14, 2023:
Last week, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced plans to invest close to $900 million in early childhood education across the next two years — which he said would represent a new annual state investment of $180 million annually. It was an early peek at his upcoming budget proposal, which he will formally present to state lawmakers later this month.
Virginia officials announce a major deal to bring Capitals and Wizards to Potomac Yard
Reported by WAMU/DCist’s Matt Blitz
Monumental Sports and Entertainment and Virginia officials gathered at a press conference Wednesday morning to announce a deal to move the Washington Wizards and Capitals from D.C.’s Capital One Arena to a new complex to be built in Alexandria’s Potomac Yard.
Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin was joined by Monumental owner Ted Leonsis and state and local lawmakers at the event, held near the Potomac Yard Metro station, the site of the planned development.
In other news:
- Building sale signals start of downtown YMCA redevelopment (Richmond BizSense)
- Judge finds for Youngkin administration in NAACP's FOIA case (Richmond Times-Dispatch)*
- Charlottesville City Schools superintendent promises more transparency (Charlottesville Tomorrow)
In case you missed it:
- Albemarle reviews land for defense sector campus (C-Ville Weekly)
- 'Secrets & Symbols' explores hidden mysteries at the VMHC (Style Weekly)
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