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VPM Daily Newscast March 29, 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 29, 2022  

Pipeline project proposed in Hampton Roads seeks to boost natural gas amid growing demand
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  
A proposed natural gas project would double the size of a pipeline that runs through Hampton Roads. Several local officials have already told regulators they support the project, including the mayors of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Construction could start in early 2025 if all permits are approved.  

Lawmakers prune equity initiatives from tree canopy bill
Reported by VPM News Intern Meghan McIntyre 
A bill awaiting Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s signature made changes to an initiative to increase tree canopies across Virginia. To reach a compromise, lawmakers stripped language from the bill that referenced adding trees to formerly redlined neighborhoods.

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