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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 17, 2024

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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 Jan. 17, 2024:   

City council aims to offer benefits to employees in domestic partnerships

Reported by VPM News’ Barry Greene Jr.

Narrisa Rahaman, executive director of Equality Virginia, said extending domestic partner benefits to all employees gives the city an opportunity to attract and retain a talented workforce while also embracing inclusivity.

Medical marijuana dispensaries could be headed to the Shenandoah Valley

Reported by WMRA's Randi B. Hagi

Patients in the northwest portion of the state have to travel as far as Washington, D.C., or Richmond if they want to visit a marijuana dispensary. It’s the only health service area out of five across the state that does not have a medical marijuana provider.

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