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VPM Daily Newscast: March 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 March 8, 2024:   

Hanover supervisors postpone data center vote
Reported by VPM News’ Lyndon German

The project proposal identifies over 1,200 acres north of Ashland for potential economic development, though residents have mixed opinions on the plan.

To hit Vision Zero traffic safety goals, Richmond needs a ‘cultural shift’
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart

Vision Zero seeks to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries for people using roads and sidewalks. Richmond adopted its plan in 2018 — with a target end date of 2030, making this year the halfway point.

Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind prepares students to live independently
Reported by VPM News’ Henry Brannan

Part of the school’s mission is to battle stereotypes that can prevent people with disabilities from getting and holding jobs they’re capable of doing.

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