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VPM Daily Newscast: April 1, 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 April 1, 2024:   

Stoney proposes new funds for climate resilience grants

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

The grants are intended to help the city realize goals outlined inRVAGreen2050:Climate Equity Action Plan 2030.

Some question whether stricter federal air pollution standards will make a difference in Norfolk, Newport News

Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner

Coal sits at Hampton Roads terminals in uncovered rail cars or in giant piles. Residents say dust from that coal blankets their neighborhood — and causes health issues.

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