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VPM Daily Newscast: July 8, 2024

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VPM Daily Newscast

VPM Daily Newscast: July 8, 2024

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 July 8, 2024:   

ACLU of Virginia sues Hanover School Board on behalf of trans student

Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans

The ACLU of Virginia is suing the Hanover County School Board and two top division officials on behalf of a transgender student and her family, who say she faced gender discrimination at school.

The student — identified as Janie Doe — earned a spot on the girls' tennis team at her middle school, but was required to participate in boys' sports.

That requirement, the suit says, "will perpetuate discrimination against her and exacerbate the psychological harm she has already suffered as a result of this stigmatization.”

Remains found in Chesterfield could be part of family burial plot

Reported by VPM News’ Billy Shields

Chesterfield County officials are looking for descendants of those buried in what appears to be a recently discovered family graveyard.

Amateur historians in the late 1980s became aware that a burial site could be located in the area after seeing it mentioned in deeds that were reviewed during construction of the Gates Bluff subdivision. But no one knew precisely where the graveyard was located — until May.

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