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VPM Daily Newscast: May 3, 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, May 3, 2022  
Youngkin’s top education official warns state is ‘resting on our laurels’ 
Reported by VPM News' Ben Paviour  

Virginia’s top education official says the state is “resting on our laurels” when it comes to educating public school students. In a forum hosted by a conservative think tank last month, Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera said her top goal will be making sure schools are meeting benchmarks to give students skills they need to succeed later in the job market. 

Newport News Starbucks workers push to unionize
Reported by WHRO News’ Paul Bibeau 

Seven employees at a Newport News Starbucks want to make their store the first in Hampton Roads to unionize. If they’re successful, the store would join five locations in Richmond and two others elsewhere in Virginia. 

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