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VPM Daily Newscast: June 15, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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 Wednesday, June 15, 2022    

GOP congressional primaries in Virginia clouded by 2020 election  
Reported by VPM News’ Ben Paviour

Republicans in two closely watched Virginia Congressional districts are making their final pitch to voters ahead of the June 21 primary. Some of them have echoed false claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

Some online raise criticism over Norfolk’s Juneteenth celebration  
Reported by WHRO News' Ryan Murphy

People online are upset about Norfolk's plans to mark Juneteenth, which is the anniversary of when the last enslaved people were freed after the Civil War. An event planned in Town Point Park lists the main attractions, including “on-site job interviews” and “health, financial wellness and career education.” Some say these plans don’t feel like other holiday celebrations, and others are calling it the event racist. 

USDA extends food program waivers for those in need through summer 2023
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn 

The Child and Adult Care Food Program is a federal effort overseen by the Virginia Department of Health. It received federal waivers that have been helping Virginians access nutritious meals during the pandemic. As the pandemic continues to affect the economy and food access, the USDA has extended these reimbursements through at least June 30th, 2023. 

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