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VPM Daily Newscast: March 1, 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 Tuesday, March 1, 2022 

Norfolk to pull “Sister City” partnership with Russian counterpart       
Reported by WHRO News’ Ryan Murphy   

Gov. Glenn Youngkin called on Norfolk and Roanoke to sever ties with their Russian counterparts. Norfolk Mayor Kenny Alexander called on the nonprofit that organizes Norfolk’s sister city program to end its association with Kaliningrad, Russia. The city would retain ties to eight other sister cities around the world.  

House Republicans e xtinguish efforts to reform marijuana laws  
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans   

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, a spokesperson for the Republican House Speaker said there wasn’t enough time to make the right changes to a bill that would have rolled out a legal cannabis marketplace. GOP leaders said previously they were eager to get a regulatory framework in place to avoid the proliferation of illegal sales.   

Eunice Wilder kept the GirlFriends “in stitches laughing”
Reported by VPM News Intern Meghan McIntyre 

The Richmond chapter of The GirlFriends fondly remembers Eunice Wilder, who was a part of the group for 50 years. Wilder died in January after a brief illness. She was known in the community for many reasons, including for her service as the Richmond treasurer. Wilder’s legacy lives on through the group.

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