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VPM Daily Newscast June 17, 2021

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.        

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, June 17, 2021: 


  • The nonprofit Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative released a map this week detailing the environmental vulnerability of state residents. This project was a partnership with a California advocacy group. Patrick Larsen has more. 

  • Chesterfield teenagers have the opportunity to get vaccinated today. The clinic will be offering Pfizer shots to rising 7th through 12th graders.  Johnson and Johnson shots will be available to those 18 and older. Additionally, the T-dap, meningitis and H-P-V vaccines will also be offered. A parent or guardian must be present if under 18. The clinic will take place at Rockwood Vaccination Center today 3 to 7 p.m. There will be another clinic Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  No registration is required, and walk-ups are welcome. 

  • Last Friday, Michael Paul Williams was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the highest honor in Journalism. Williams won for his incisive commentaries about Richmond’s Confederate monuments.  Ian Stewart spoke with him about his award.

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