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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 23, 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. 23, 2024:   

Bipartisan bills aim to overhaul kinship care system
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Researchers generally agree that placing youth with relatives leads to better outcomes compared to moving them in with strangers in the foster care system.

The Metro system needs funding, badly. Will Virginia help?
Reported by WAMU/DCist’s Margaret Barthel

The transit agency is facing a $750 million operating deficit that could result in drastic service cuts if D.C., Maryland and Virginia can’t come up with additional subsidies to fill the gap.

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