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VPM Daily Newscast: Feb. 26, 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. 26, 2024:   

Stoney says ad firm using African burial ground as ‘bargaining chip’
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

The city of Richmond and Lamar Advertising last met in November 2023 to discuss a resolution to siting a billboard at a historic African burial ground. Mayor Levar Stoney said the city received a proposal the following month.

Bill that would increase minimum wage to $15 by 2026 sent to Youngkin
Reported by VPM News’ Jahd Khalil

The federal minimum wage is set at $7.25 per hour — a number that hasn’t changed in more than a decade. By 2026, when Virginia hits the $15 mark, at least 10 other states will have in place a minimum wage equal to or higher than the commonwealth.

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