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VPM Daily Newscast: June 9, 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 Thursday, June 9, 2022    

Sen. Kaine proposing “Virginia Plan” to reduce gun violence   
Reported by VPM News Intern Katharine DeRosa

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine wants to bring gun control legislation passed by the Virginia General Assembly in 2020 to a national level. He’s calling it The Virginia Plan to Reduce Gun Violence, and it includes safety requirements for storing guns around children under 14 years old and a purchasing limit of one handgun per month. While Kaine proposed these measures in the past, he told reporters yesterday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” that he will get Republican support. 

State officials urge extra caution on James River, following presumed drownings 
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn 

Authorities have been investigating the possible drownings of two women, who went missing during a float trip down the James River on Memorial Day weekend. Local officials spoke with VPM News about safety precautions people can take to ensure everyone can enjoy the river safely.

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