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VPM Daily Newscast June 29, 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 Tuesday, June 29, 2021: 

  • The Supreme Court yesterday indicated support of a lower court’s ruling in favor of Gavin Grimm -- an advocate for the transgender community who sued his school district for not allowing him to use the boy’s restroom. Patrick Larsen has more.  

  • Yesterday, Gov. Ralph Northam signed four bills to make voting easier. Northam says many other states are making their laws more restrictive. The bills signed include allowing early in-person voting on Sundays; establishing drop-off locations and continuing the curbside options that were enacted during the pandemic. 

  • Next week, GRTC is holding  a public meeting to announce schedule changes coming to some of its routes this fall. The transit agency will discuss changes -- to routes 20, 77 and 111 -- on Thursday, July 8th from 5 to 6 p.m. Updates to those routes will be effective in September. The public is encouraged to submit written comments ahead of time. The meeting will be held virtually and live streamed on GRTC’s  YouTube page

  • A memorial was unveiled at a ceremony yesterday in downtown Annapolis. It honors the five Capital Gazette Newspaper employees who were fatally shot by a gunman in 2018. The gunman's trial opens today. From partner station WAMU, Dominique Maria Bonessi reports. 

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