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VPM Daily Newscast: February 24, 2022

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, February 24, 2022 

Virginia lawmakers set aside funds to hire more forensic nurses     
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans  

Virginia doesn’t have enough nurses to examine people who have been sexually assaulted. The problem has plagued the state for years. But state lawmakers want to set aside money in this year’s budget to help fill the gaps.  

Richmond School Board spends half a million on temporary home for Fox students
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

William Fox Elementary School’s insurance policy is expected to cover the entire cost of rebuilding it. In the meantime, Richmond School Board members are allocating half a million dollars for renovations to wherever they decide to temporarily place Fox students. 

Recently passed environmental laws scrutinized by Virginia’s new majority leadership

Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen  

A range of environmental laws passed by Virginia Democrats while they held power across state government, including legislation to transition away from fossil fuels and define environmental justice in state law. These efforts are now coming under the scrutiny of Virginia’s new Republican leadership.

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