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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 8, 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 Feb. 8, 2024:   

House bills seek to address concerns at state psychiatric hospitals
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

Virginia’s state psychiatric hospitals regularly fill 95% or more of their beds, according to a 2023 study by the Joint Legislative Audit & Review Commission.

Lawsuit over Virginia’s departure from RGGI can continue, court rules
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner

Through the program, the commonwealth has earned more than $827 million, which has been used to fund local energy efficiency and flood preparedness programs.

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