VPM Daily Newscast: May 17, 2022
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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.
In Other News:
As Students Struggle with Cost of Living, VCU Votes to Increase Tuition – VPM News
GRTC will be able to fund to zero-fare initiative in the upcoming year – Richmond Times-Dispatch
Last graduating class to receive diplomas from John Tyler say they are glad for the name change – The Progress-Index
Virginia Museum of History & Culture Reopens - Style Weekly
In Case You Missed It:
Discovery of WWII suitcase leads to investigation, reunion at a Chesterfield middle school – Richmond Times-Dispatch
What’s ‘reasonable and prudent’ when it comes to Dominion offshore wind project’s costs? - Virginia Mercury
Wilder Sees 'Racism in Practice' at VCU – VPM News
Interview: Reggie Pace and Bryan Hooten, NO BS! Brass Band – VPM Music