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VPM Daily Newscast: June 22, 2022

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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 22, 2022    

Youngkin condemns state health commissioner’s statements regarding racism in public health 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen

Gov. Glenn Youngkin once again condemned comments made by Virginia Health Commissioner Colin Greene. During a recent interview with The Washington Post, Greene was dismissive of the relationship between racism and public health — contradicting a growing field of research on the subject. When asked by reporters yesterday about his plans for Greene, Youngkin said the commissioner is still employed, for now.

State budget devotes $100 million toward new lab schools  
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly

Youngkin’s proposal to extend lab-school eligibility from just four-year public universities to include community colleges, and certain private institutions. But this funding won’t be doled out overnight. That’s according to a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Education who says the application for funds must be updated first.

Missing 2,000-pound anchor found  
Reported by WHRO News’ Katharine Hafner 

A 19th-century anchor was stolen from the Poquoson Museum in September. Just last week, police found and recovered it from the backyard of a house nearby.  Poquoson police say they'll release more information "once charges are obtained and warrants are served."

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