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VPM Daily Newscast: Jan. 31, 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. 31, 2024:   

Legacy admission ban bills pass through General Assembly
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

Virginia legislation barring public universities from giving preferential treatment to children of alumni or donors when making admissions decisions has sailed through both chambers.

2024 Point in Time count shines light on extent of Shenandoah Valley housing crisis
Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

The basic count includes people in emergency shelters, transitional housing and safe havens, as well as people experiencing unsheltered homelessness in places like encampments.

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