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VPM Daily Newscast: May 17, 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 17, 2022  

Why Are Used Car Property Taxes So High This Year?  
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart 

Normally, property taxes go down over time for used cars as their value decreases. But local officials say extraordinary economic factors, like the supply chain shortage for new vehicles, have caused used cars to become more valuable.  

Stoney Asks for Statewide Response to Baby Formula Shortage
Reported by VPM News' Meg Schiffres 

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney is calling on Governor Glenn Youngkin to declare a state of emergency to address some of the impacts of the national baby formula shortage in Virginia. During a press conference Monday, Stoney also announced the city is developing a plan to support families on the Women, Infants and Children nutrition program. 

  Local Researchers Tracking COVID-19 in Wastewater  
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

The Hampton Roads Sanitation District has spent over two years looking for the coronavirus in the water we flush. Throughout the pandemic, they’ve been able to see early warning signs about surges. Their data typically mirrors actual health statistics, but HRSD knows about it a week or so earlier.

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