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VPM Daily Newscast April 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 Friday, April 1, 2022  

Activists concerned Mayor’s proposal weakens Civilian Review Board powers 

Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres  
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has advanced a proposal for establishing a Civilian Review Board in the city. But activists and experts say it threatens to defeat the purpose of the board by weakening its powers and tainting its independence from the police. 

Women firefighters come to Virginia for training  

Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner  
For two weeks, the Piney Grove Preserve in Wakefield becomes a training ground for women firefighters from around the world. It’s for an international event called the Women in Fire Training Exchange. It brings together women in the wildland firefighting force, who make up only about 10% of those jobs in the U.S. 

Virginia Senators push for new National Scenic Area on Shenandoah Mountain

Reported by WMRA News’ Randi B. Hagi 
Virginia U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine recently introduced a bill that would create a National Scenic Area within the George Washington National Forest. If approved by Congress, it would span 92,000 acres.

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