VPM Daily Newscast: April 6, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Founders of Pulaski Free Store hope to inspire others
Reported by VPM News’ Angie Miles
In Southwest Virginia, there’s a new store that needs no price tags. That’s because everything on the shelves is completely free. Community members donate what they don’t need to the Pulaski Free Store, such as household goods, food and toys. The store’s founders say it’s a mutual aid hub and they hope to inspire others to start similar ventures in their own communities.
Portraits of shooting victims given to families
Reported by WHRO News’ Paul Bibeau
The families of Deshayla Harris and Donovon Lynch recently received paintings of their loved ones. The two young people were victims of a deadly shooting last spring at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
In Other News:
PolitiFact VA: Virginia's job growth lags other states - VPM
To-go cocktails and alcohol delivery in Virginia approved for two more years – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Kaine formally announces support for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Longtime Richmond Symphony Orchestra Chorus Director goes out with a big bang – Style Weekly
Albemarle to resume some in-person meetings starting Wednesday – The Daily Progress
In Case You Missed It:
Thorny politics get in the way of filling Virginia Supreme Court vacancies - VPM
Chesterfield supervisors to vote on county’s FY23 budget – Richmond BizSense
South Crater Road, Route 301, in Petersburg closes as VDOT works on I-95 deck replacement - Richmond Times-Dispatch
Rappahannock Tribe reacquires ancestral Virginia land 350 years later – Washington Post