VPM Daily Newscast: April 7, 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.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, April 7, 2022
National groups launch Black History educational campaign, in response to Youngkin’s tip line
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly
Three national civil rights organizations have teamed up to launch a new campaign in response to Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s tip line to report so-called “inherently divisive concepts.” The groups are urging Virginians to tell Youngkin that it’s time to confront the nation’s history of racism in the classroom.
Gov. Youngkin selects new Virginia Parole Board appointees
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
The new group of appointees are primarily from Hampton Roads and the Richmond-metro area. It includes a veteran of the police force, prosecutors and the wife of state police trooper Chad Phillip Dermyer, who was killed in the line of duty. Seating a new parole board is one of several partisan battles underway as the politically divided General Assembly tries to fill several government vacancies.
Richmond uses federal funds to join family support program
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres
The City of Richmond is using funds from the American Rescue Plan to help families access parental education, mental health services, and healthcare. The program is called Children’s Health Involving Parents, or CHIP. It sends nurses and parent educators directly to the homes of families in need.
In Other News:
Virginia police routinely use secret GPS pings to track people’s cell phones – Virginia Mercury
In Case You Missed It:
Youngkin administration faults aging Virginia elections data system – Washington Post