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VPM Daily Newscast: May 19, 2022

The VPM 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 Thursday, May 19, 2022  

Richmond health officials warn of possible wave of COVID-19 cases 
Reported by VPM News Intern Meghan McIntyre  
During a press conference yesterday, officials with the Richmond and Henrico Health Districts said Richmond city will soon reach the CDC’s medium community level, which is the system designed for vaccinated individuals to assess their own risk. To prepare for a potential surge in COVID-19 cases, health officials advise residents to wear facemasks and stock up on at-home test kits. 

Sailors say pressures and conditions could have led to suicides on U.S.S. Washington  
Reported by WHRO News’ Paul Bibeau 
In the last year, 10 sailors on the carrier U.S.S. George Washington have died. At least half of them died by suicide. Sailors say it’s difficult to know how to get help without repercussions.  

Marriage Story: Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony plan a 'Loving' opera  
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans and Style Weekly’s Don Harrison 

Virginia Opera and Richmond Symphony announced this week that they would co-commission a new opera based on Loving v. Virginia, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage.

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