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VPM Daily Newscast: June 30, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Thursday, June 30, 2022 

Inflation and supply chain shortages affecting costs for Fourth of July cook outs 
Reported by VPM News Intern Davis Alcorn  

As the holiday weekend approaches, inflation continues to drive prices. The cost of a Fourth of July cookout is expected to be 17 percent higher compared to a year ago, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation. 

Virginia court denies appeal of man convicted of Waverly police killing 
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

The Virginia Court of Appeals has tossed out a petition to overturn the conviction of a man serving life in prison for killing a Waverly Police Officer Allen Gibson in the late 90’s. The complicated case involves Terrence Richardson and another man, Ferrone Claiborne, who’s sentences were enhanced to life in federal prison, even though a federal jury found them not guilty of the murder.

Clara Elliott teaches trans and nonbinary Virginians how to protect themselves 
Reported by VPM News’ Meg Schiffres 

VPM News is continuing to highlight queer leaders in the commonwealth. For our third leader we spoke with Clara Elliott. She’s the founder of Arm Trans Women Firearms Instruction, where she provides free defense training to transgender and nonbinary people. 

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