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VPM Daily Newscast: July 14, 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 Wednesday, July 14, 2021: 

  • Virginia is temporarily halting admissions to five of its eight state-run psychiatric hospitals, including one in Petersburg, because of staffing shortages. Patrick Larsen has details. 

  • It’s been almost six months since Republican Glenn Youngkin announced his campaign for governor. But unlike his Democratic rival, Terry McAuliffe, he still hasn’t released specific policy proposals on most major issues. Ben Paviour reports. 

  • Richmond is considering extending the target date for construction of a new casino by 9 months. According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, under the new extension, the casino will open by Oct 1, 2024, nearly a year later than originally planned. City officials say the extension will allow Urban One more flexibility while awaiting approvals for the project. Councilwoman Reva Trammell supports the project, but hopes the delays won’t lead to, quote, “more broken promises.” City Council will vote on the new terms at their July 26 meeting. 

  • Virginia is the top state for business, according to CNBC. The network announced its annual rankings yesterday. Governor Ralph Northam used the opportunity to make a political point. From partner station WHRV, Paul Bibeau reports. 


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