VPM Daily Newscast: April 29, 2022
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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, April 29, 2022
Advocates say the mayor’s budget proposal fails to cut Richmond’s environmental impact
Reported by VPM News Intern Meghan McIntyre
Environmental advocates are concerned Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney's budget proposal isn't keeping up with previous commitments to make the city more resilient to climate change and reduce carbon emissions. City council is expected to vote on the budget next week.
What’s behind the coyote sightings in Richmond?
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans
Richmond is seeing an increase in coyote sightings. Public safety officials urge residents to stay alert. Experts say coyotes are usually peaceful and timid. They can be dangerous when they’re rabid or become too comfortable with people. He says it’s important to scare them away and avoid leaving out trash or food that attracts them.
Dangerous fossils? William & Mary geologists find high levels of radon gas in Williamsburg
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner
New research out of William & Mary found Williamsburg has high levels of potentially cancer-causing radon gas. Virginia officials have known about the issue for years.
In Other News:
VMFA scrapped from 'reimagine Monument Avenue' project – CBS6
Congress expands Brown v. Board of Education historic site to Virginia and other states – Virginia Mercury
Petersburg chief is asking City Council to look at increasing curfew hours for city youth - Progress-Index
In Case You Missed It:
Part of Willow Lawn apartment project shelved as Pulse parking pondered – Richmond BizSense
One of Virginia’s poorest cities is also its least healthy, new rankings show – Virginia Mercury
Town of Orange seeking time capsule ideas - NBC 29