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VPM Daily Newscast: June 29, 2022

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VPM Daily Newscast

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Wednesday, June 29, 2022      

Following 2022 session, future legislation expected to enable LGBTQ+ discrimination 
Reported by VPM News’ Megan Pauly 

A number of bills introduced this year attempted to roll back protections for LGBTQ+ Virginians. But those measures didn’t make it through the Virginia General Assembly and won’t become law with a slate of other bills that take effect on July 1.

How can communities stop drivers from speeding? A Virginia Tech expert suggests designing “self-explaining roads” 
Reported by VPM News’ Ian Stewart 

So far this year, Virginia is seeing a 25-percent increase in traffic related deaths compared to 2021. According to the  National Safety Council, many of these deaths were caused by speeding. Experts say designing roads with traffic calming measures can help change driver behavior and reduce speeding.  

Virginia group to tighten restrictions to preserve declining blue crab population 
Reported by WHRO News’ Katherine Hafner 

The Virginia Marine Resources Commission met Tuesday to decide what to do about the issue. State officials have been talking with colleagues in Maryland, which also approved blue crab rule changes this week.

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