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VPM Daily Newscast: July 1, 2022

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, July 1, 2022  

Abortion was an ideological and spiritual struggle for Baptist minister 
Reported by VPM News’ Samantha Willis and Megan Pauly 

As Virginians grapple with the implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's repeal of Roe v. Wade, some local faith leaders are asserting their personal stances on abortion, reflecting a diversity of views among religious groups on the issue.

Slate of new laws take effect July 1 in Virginia 
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen 

After a contentious Virginia General Assembly session this year, a range of hard-fought new laws take effect Friday. Some of the top line items include new school policies to inform parents of classroom materials containing sexually explicit content and penalties for possessing certain amounts of marijuana. Another new law mandates hazing prevention training for college students participating in certain extra-curricular activities, following the death of a Virginia Commonwealth University freshman in 2021. 

Planners release framework to reconnect Richmond’s Jackson Ward
Reported by VPM News’ Whittney Evans 

Planners have developed a framework to reconnect Richmond’s historic Black neighborhood of Jackson Ward. They say it will boost investment in the area and pay homage to Black excellence in a community once known as the “Harlem of the South”. 

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